HARIANHALUAN.COM – F1 world champion Max Verstappen says the Red Bull team still need to find overnight improvements if they are to stay ahead of Ferrari in the race for pole position.
After a tough first practice session, Verstappen was able to take first place in FP2.
He managed to beat Charles Leclerc by just 0.065 seconds at the end of the second practice session.
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Ferrari is expected to be a strong contender in the race for pole position based on their ability to warm up the tires quickly and their performance in slow corners.
After practice in Monaco, Verstappen was quick to highlight the beauty of the Ferrari car in terms of “the overall character of the car”.
“FP1 is a bit difficult. I am not very satisfied with the behavior of the car on the edges and bumps,” he said.
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According to Max Verstappen FP2 is better already – the car is already more competitive, but compared to Ferrari, especially in terms of the general behavior of the car, we still lack a little, how the car deals with kerbs, bumps. and grade changes.
It’s still something we need to work on tomorrow, because we can see that they are very close, and as we reach the end of qualifying, we need more to stay ahead.”
Verstappen has never taken a good position in Monaco in his F1 career.
He finished second in the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix – which he won – after Leclerc was unable to start the race from pole position. ***