Regardless of profitable three of the opening 4 races, Toto Wolff insists that, heading into the Monaco weekend, Crimson Bull are favourites.
“The primary couple of races have offered us with each wheel-to-wheel and strategic battles for victory,” says the Austrian as he anticipates this weekend’s return to the Principality.
“Spain was removed from an ideal weekend for us,” he continues, referring to the Barcelona weekend when his drivers completed first and third, “and there are many learnings to take ahead, however nonetheless, to return again from a 2-4 on lap one and rating a 1-3 was a really robust outcome and one we might be pleased with as a group.
“There’s actually no race prefer it,” he says of Monaco, “and it was vastly missed final yr – we will not wait to be again in motion on the streets of Monte Carlo! It is such a novel, intense weekend for the drivers and the group, with no margin for error. It places the fireplace beneath your ass, and we love the problem!
“Monaco is a excessive downforce monitor and we all know that is a key power of Crimson Bull. They have been very fast in sector three in Spain and that is typically a very good indication of robust efficiency in Monaco.
“So, we head into the weekend realizing they’re the group to beat, while additionally realizing we’ll face robust competitors from a number of the different groups, too. However, similar to the season thus far, we’re having fun with the hunt.
“The final time we have been racing in Monaco was shortly after Niki’s passing. So, he will not be removed from our ideas this yr, both.”
When F1 final visited Monaco in 2019, Lewis Hamilton claimed pole and went on to win the race.