Without a doubt, Aston Martin has been the surprise of the new F1 season so far. Fernando Alonso achieved a podium finish in four races with Aston Martin and Monaco is even dreaming of a possible victory.
A lot is indeed possible on a street circuit like that of Monaco. The talent of the driver is emerging more than ever and there is certainly no shortage in that area with Fernando Alonso. An additional advantage is that the car plays a lesser role in performance.
Monaco is therefore probably one of the circuits where Red Bull will be less dominant and that makes Alonso and Aston Martin dream of a possible victory in the principality. Alonso also said earlier that Monaco is one of the three circuits where he and Aston Martin have the best chance of fighting for victory.
“Yes! I would honestly say we can!” asked Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack if his team could deliver a sensational victory in Monaco. “We are all very hopeful for what we can achieve in Monaco with our two drivers, we have a great car. In the simulator we all got very excited.”
“But we must not forget the opposition. It’s true that there aren’t that many straights here. However, we have not yet seen Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes in a car with a lot of downforce, because we have not driven on such a track yet.”
“It would therefore be easy to say that we will simply compete at the front. However, I don’t expect it to be easy. We will always have to be 100 percent.”
Media day in the Principality.
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