Max Verstappen claimed the second win of his season at the Monaco GP, as he took the lead in the championship for the first time in his F1 career. The Dutch driver has 105 points to his name in just five races, whereas, Lewis Hamilton has 101 points.
However, Max Verstappen is focused on the championship race, and does not want to get over confident so early. He believes that Red Bull have made small errors this season, but they were unfortunate enough to not lose out on many points.
“Taking the lead in the championship feels good but we need to be there at the end of the final race, that’s all that matters,” he said.
“Where we are now feels good and of course it shows that we had a decent start to the year but we have to keep on pushing because we still need to improve and do better. Nobody is ever perfect or standing still in this sport,” Verstappen added.
“So far we have made the smallest mistakes but nothing major and that is why we are first at the moment but we all know it can change very quickly,” he continued.
I was not going to throw away my first Monaco win: Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen did not have the best record at Monaco GP, prior to the last weekend. More importantly, the team struggled during the first two practice sessions, but made a quick recovery in the qualifying sessions.
“We struggled on Thursday in practice but the team put a lot of work into making sure that the car was a lot better on Saturday. At the start of the weekend we didn’t have it quite right and it wasn’t all easy, but everyone analysed the data very well and made the car very competitive again for qualifying so we could be in the fight,” said Verstappen.
“It’s also very easy to make a mistake around Monaco, you have to keep focussed lap after lap, but last Sunday it felt really good to be leading the race and controlling it. I was not going to throw away my first Monaco win that’s for sure,” he added.