Verstappen did not take part in qualifying in Russia, so his RB16B has a race set-up that should make overtaking possible. The track lends itself to that, but the differences between the top teams and the midfield are not as big as they were two years ago.
Leclerc the first problem
On top of that, he immediately sees Charles Leclerc in front of him. If he doesn't pass the Monegasque relatively quickly, valuable time could be lost. The Ferrari's were the third team in the long runs after Mercedes and Red Bull on Friday, so it could be a great duel. It will come down to the start, the speed on the straight and the strategy.
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