Wolff continues underdog rhetoric in Monaco: 'Red Bull is the team to beat'

18-05-2021 13:43 | Updated: 18-05-2021 15:58
by GPblog.com
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Wolff continues underdog rhetoric in Monaco: 'Red Bull is the team to beat'

Looking ahead to the Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff argues that the layout of the Monte Carlo street circuit is optimally suited to the RBR16B, and therefore Mercedes are not expected to be the dominant team this weekend.

"There's really no race like [Monaco] and it was hugely missed last year", Wolff began his prediction in a Mercedes press release. "It's such a unique, intense weekend for the drivers and the team, with no margin for error."

Red Bull the team to beat

The specifics of the circuit will give challenger Red Bull a relative advantage, predicts the Austrian: "Monaco is a high downforce track and we know that's a key strength of Red Bull. They were very quick in sector three in Spain and that's often a good indication of strong performance in Monaco."

"We head into the weekend knowing they are the team to beat, whilst also knowing we'll face strong competition from some of the other teams, too", continued the team boss. "But, just like the season so far, we are enjoying the hunt."

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