Concern at Red Bull in Monaco? “Probably not our best circuit”

Major force on the field, Red Bull has never appeared as vulnerable as at present. Enough to see yourself suffering in the Principality this weekend, especially against the McLarens.

Published on 24/05/2024 à 10:23

Gonzalo Forbes

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Concern at Red Bull in Monaco? “Probably not our best circuit”

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What if this Monaco Grand Prix was more open than ever? At first glance this does not seem to be the case with Red Bull which always dominates the debates. But since Miami at the beginning of the month and recent developments in the competition, the Austrian team no longer has the big head start that it had recently. Behind her, her rivals have progressed and especially gotten closer.

When it's time to attack the princely meeting, McLaren is more threatening than ever. The Woking team has introduced very good developments and is supported by a Lando Norris in full swing. Between his victory in Florida a few days ago and his crazy comeback at the end of the race in Imola last weekend to fall 7 tenths behind Max Verstappen, the Englishman could be a serious candidate for first place. It will also be necessary to keep an eye on Ferrari et Charles Leclerc, ready to seize their chance on the Rock.

A headache for Red Bull

Still, Red Bull remains master of the discipline currently. Despite the enemy attacks, Christian Horner and his gang are holding on solidly. In Emilia-Romagna, Max Verstappen resisted by signing a double even though he had never appeared so delicate. But will he manage to do it twice in a row?

« It's a totally different circuit, points out the triple world champion. Looking at the layout of the track, it probably won't be our best circuit, simply because our car normally has a bit of trouble getting over the bumps and curbs.

We worked on the subject a little compared to last year. So far, at most of the tracks we've been to, our low-speed performance has improved a bit. But I don't think the weekend will be very easy."

To avoid suffering, Max Verstappen knows that the room for maneuver is not very great, especially in Monaco where the slightest mistake very quickly pays dearly. “ It's never very simplehe recalls. Even when you're supposed to have the best car. It's very tricky to make everything work, like the tires on a qualifying lap for example.

Red flags… There are always interruptions and many things can go right and also wrong. We have to be honest. Imola started very badly and we managed to turn things around. I wouldn't want to relive a weekend like that, it's quite stressful and unpleasant. But we know that Monaco is more difficult for us, even though we have won here in the past. It's quite complicated. " Info or intox ? It is still very early to say, only the track will give us some answer. See you from 13:30 p.m. this Friday with EL1.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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