After his sensational maiden win at the Spanish Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen is keeping his feet firmly on the ground. Acknowledging the Red Bull Racing RB12 should be strong around the streets of Monaco, Max’s first target is simply to stay out of the walls. Something Verstappen didn’t quite manage in the 2015 running of the event, when whilst running 11th for Scuderia Toro Rosso miscalculated an overtaking manoeuvre against Romain Grosjean into Turn 1 in the closing stages of the race.
Verstappen goes on to comment that with a competitive car, he expects to be close the front end of the grid and believes a podium result could be possible.
As the only team to win a race besides Mercedes in 2016, Red Bull Racing are now regarded by pundits and bookies as the team most likely to challenge the Silver Arrows in Monaco. After a successful in season rest in Barcelona, Renault look set to introduce the B-Spec power unit for both the Renault works team and Red Bull Racing (under Tag Heuer branding) Sources within Renault claim the updated Power Unit could be worth as much as 0.5 seconds a lap.
Despite this, it is still possible to gets odds of 10/1 on either Verstappen or Ricciardo to win on Sunday with William Hill. With a podium for one of the drivers looking achievable, an each way bet might be worth considering.