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Max Verstappen: “The target first of all is just to stay out of the walls”

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Max Verstappen - Credit: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Following his first ever Formula 1 win at the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend, Max Verstappen is still on a high ahead of the Monaco race weekend. With his confidence levels full to bursting, the Dutchman is itching to get back in the RB12 and do it all over again.

Last year however the youngest ever Formula 1 race winner, put the Toro Rosso in the wall as he tried to overtake Romain Grosjean at Ste Devote, and so Verstappen will be hoping that he can master the streets to perfection this time around.

“I always enjoy racing street circuits like Monaco because you are really pushing the limit and are very close to the walls, it gives you a great feeling that you are on top of your car and getting the most out of it.

“It’s so difficult to overtake in Monaco, last year I tried and we ended up in the wall, so the most important thing is to have a good qualifying and start and from there on keep it on the track!

“My favourite part of the track is around the swimming pool section because it’s very fast, to go flat out through the first chicane on a street circuit is nice to do. Also riding the curbs in 15 and 16 feels great.

“My first win in Spain felt amazing, I still can’t believe it! It was a great weekend, a great result and we’ll see what happens in Monaco. The target first of all is just to stay out of the walls, and if you stay out of the walls we can be close or hopefully on the podium.”

With hopefully an extra boost of performance form the new specification Renault engine to be introduced at the Monaco Grand Prix, Verstappen could make it two victories in a row on the streets of Monte Carlo.

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