Monaco GP: Race team notes – Red Bull


Max Verstappen: “I am tremendous completely happy to win the Monaco Grand Prix. It is such a difficult monitor and also you want a easy weekend so I am more than happy with what now we have achieved as a Staff and naturally with Honda. I simply needed to focus alone race and ensure I had a clear begin. After all all of it seemed below management however to maintain your focus for therefore many laps is the toughest half as a result of it is easy to calm down if you’re within the lead and make a mistake, so you must preserve reminding your self to depart your ideas on the highway and keep targeted. I believe tempo sensible, we had been at all times in management as a result of each time somebody tried to push me when it comes to lap time, we had been capable of reply and improve the hole. I’ve by no means been on the rostrum right here after which the primary time it is a win, so it’s kind of of redemption for the opposite races I’ve had right here. Waiting for Baku, Mercedes I believe are nonetheless those to beat, they’re very fast on the conventional tracks. We’re main the championship and I hope after all to be there on the finish of the season as a result of that is a very powerful factor so we can’t get carried away. However for now, a large thanks to everybody within the manufacturing facility and right here on the monitor, we received the Monaco Grand Prix so let’s get pleasure from it.”

Sergio Perez: “In the present day is a good day for the Staff and I am very completely happy for Max, he did a mega job and now we’re main each championships. The Staff did a implausible job on technique and the communication all through the race was wonderful. We saved the tyres and used them after we wanted to which was key and we did two or three qualifying laps to leap the queue of automobiles to get fourth. I used to be closing on Lando however he had good tyres left and I by no means actually had a transparent likelihood at him. I used to be considering of the lengthy recreation and getting the factors which is necessary for the Staff. The automobiles are simply so extensive as of late however it’s what it’s. We managed to minimise the injury from Saturday and I believe as soon as I am extra comfy with the automobile in qualifying, we’ll be in severe rivalry and preventing for victories as I am completely happy and just about there on Sundays.”

Christian Horner: “It is a phenomenal day for the Staff. Max was upset yesterday that we did not get to see him ship a pole place lap however he handled the frustration properly and when the chance offered itself immediately he seized it with each fingers, driving faultlessly from begin to end to ship our fifth Monaco victory. Checo additionally drove an extremely sturdy race, the technique labored properly and he had sensible tempo in clear air enabling him to complete fourth. It is Honda’s first win right here since Senna in 1992, the primary time they’ve led the championship since 1991 and now we have to credit score them for his or her exhausting work in serving to us get thus far. They’ve finished a fantastic job and to have three Honda automobiles within the high six is a implausible outcome. As a Staff now we have nice energy in depth and ending first or second within the first 5 races of the season is an exceptional instance of teamwork and our potential to combat. There’s a lengthy approach to go on this championship however we must always at all times benefit from the wins. Commiserations to Charles and Ferrari, it was a tricky day for them however nice to see them again up there within the combine. The championship could be very tight on the high and immediately was an necessary step for us.”


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