Pierre Gasly eyes Red Bull defeat of Ferrari in Monaco

Pierre Gasly believes Red Bull’s strength through slow-speed corners means it has a realistic chance of beating Ferrari at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Ferrari has shown significant prowess in terms of straight-line speed this season but its pace through slow- and medium-speed corners was identified as a relative weakness at the most recent event in Spain.

Max Verstappen qualified just a tenth of a second down on Sebastian Vettel and went on to claim third place on the opening lap to deliver his and Red Bull’s second podium of the campaign.

When asked whether Red Bull could get the better of Ferrari in Monaco, Gasly replied: “I hope so.

“I think Ferrari is really strong in the straights, we know they have the best engine at the moment, and in the corners we seem to be a bit more competitive than they are.

“So in Monaco, it suits the Red Bull car usually pretty well, and we know it’s all about qualifying.

“It will be important to just manage the perfect lap on Saturday and I think we could have a chance to be in front of them.”

Gasly last year finished seventh in Monaco and is eager to embrace the challenge of the Principality’s streets now he has stepped up from Toro Rosso to Red Bull.

“It’s a track I like, you feel more alive in Monaco, you have the walls everywhere, it keeps you really sharp and awake every time you jump in the car,” he said.

“So I think Monaco is probably the best feeling you can have in an F1 car in terms of adrenaline, it’s just so intense, should be a good one, especially when you have a Red Bull car there it’s even more enjoyable.”

Source: Motorsport Week