Changing pemalink structure to /%post_id%/%postname%/

I’m currently using permalink structure:
/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

I want to change that to:
/%post_id%/%postname%/

I expect it to be:

faster (database is sorted by post_id?)
shorter URLs (and clearly visible short verstions, just leaving the %postname%/ out)
more SEO friendly – since my content is “evergreen” so publishing date is irrelevant (and written at each post, along with last update date) – so this would give shorter URLs, with no downsides compared to using year/month/day structure.

THE QUESTION:
Does WordPress handle all the 301 redirects automatically? I can fix internal links to the new structure (though I’d expect that to be automatic as well), but worry about outsite links, pointing to my posts/articles.

If not, what’s the best way to implement this change? Any links or full answers here are welcome.

I have about 120+ posts already, will this change affect the speed since it’s not been done from the start?

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