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Verstappen hails insane old school Monaco

Verstappen hails insane old school Monaco

Verstappen hails insane old school Monaco

Verstappen hails insane old school Monaco

Max Verstappen is eager to once again get to grips with the "old school" and "insane" Monaco F1 circuit.

The Red Bull driver heads to Monaco after taking the points lead for the first time in his maiden season as the defending champion.

The tight, twisting circuit of the principality is among the most iconic on the F1 calendar with each corner having played host to dozens of memorable moments.

But for Verstappen, Monaco has rarely been a profitable venue with his first and to date only success on the historic streets secured last year.

"Monaco is always a hectic but special weekend," explained Verstappen.

"Qualifying is critical, the track is very old school and narrow, your heart rate goes so high, it’s insane!

"We have to constantly be on the edge, it’s a pretty crazy track with Formula One cars.

"My Monaco race history was not so good but I finally won there last year and there was a massive relief once I crossed the line, I was very happy to win that race."

Verstappen warns of championship twists and turns

Charles Leclerc's retirement from the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix gifted Verstappen not only the race win but also the championship lead.

Red Bull was also able to leapfrog Ferrari in the constructors' standings after Sergio Perez crossed the line second.

Cautious that the championship lead at this stage of the season is no guarantee of future success, Verstappen added: "Checo and I are working really well as a team and it is of course great that we are leading the constructors’ and drivers’ championships.

"But there is still a very long way to go and a lot can change, as we’ve seen so far this season."

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