red bull lost a huge amount not resigning dan.
F1 is #1 a marketing tool for these guys, especially RB. Winning is one way to drive that, but two guys that had the personality they had? Almost invaluable.
We don’t have all the details on why daniel left, though obviuosly money was the biggest factor, but Dan suggested they were likely favoring Max at the end (namely the handling of the Baku incident, if i recall, at least from Dan’s perspective)
Given the driver toss up they’ve had this year, and the fact they almost assuredly sacrificed a ton of points with gasly, and now to a lesser degree Albon, I have to think they wish they had dan in that seat.