Max Verstappen says Red Bull did not expect to be challengers to Ferrari at this stage of the 2019 season, putting his achievement of topping both the Scuderia's drivers into sharp focus. Verstappen is third in the drivers' championship, behind the runaway Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Verstappen has scored podium finishes in Australia and Spain this year, finishing fourth in the three other races in a remarkable show of consistency.
Beating at least one Ferrari in every race so far is something of a surprise given the red cars were expected to be the dominant team after their pre-season testing performances.
And Verstappen is satisfied to have made the most of his car as Red Bull continue to get to grips with Honda.