Juan Pablo Montoya is backing Max Verstappen to keep his run of wins going and take victory at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.
The Dutchman now sits atop the Drivers’ standings in Formula 1 after winning the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Sergio Perez, with title rival Charles Leclerc retiring with a power unit issue.
Max has won every race he has finished this season which is a pretty incredible record, and Montoya believes that he will maintain that form this weekend around the streets of Monte-Carlo.
Speaking to Vegas Insider, the 2003 winner of the Monaco Grand Prix had this to say:
“My money is on Max.
“If I were to say who’s going to be better there, I would guess that probably Max would be better than Charles. Especially in the race.
“Maybe on a one lap Ferrari could put a lap together, but on the race, my money would be on Max to win it.
“You know, it would be nice for Charles and for the F1 championship to get closer with a Ferrari win. But you got to say that Red Bull is more complete as a team.
“They execute better, they do a better job with everything.”
The race this weekend is going to be fascinating with the threat of rain for Sunday and with the new, big cars taking to the circuit for the very first time.
Max won here last season, too, and he’ll be eager to try and take another victory to start building a gap to Leclerc and the rest of the field in the championship battle.