Ricciardo: Monaco offers ‘a great opportunity’ to Red Bull

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Daniel Ricciardo believes that next weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix offers Red Bull Racing a great opportunity to build on its victory last time out in Spain.

In his very first race for Red Bull, Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in Formula 1 history after a thrilling battle with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Ricciardo led for much of the first half of the race before an ill-fated decision to switch him to a three-stop strategy left him in fourth place come the checkered flag.

Previewing next weekend’s race in Monaco, Ricciardo believes that the tight and twisting nature of the street circuit offers Red Bull a chance to score another big result.

“So far this year we’ve had a win and a podium as a team and I think Monaco provides a great opportunity to add to that,” Ricciardo said.

“I can’t wait to go there, it’s one of those races you don’t want to get too excited about. If you go to Monaco too excited it can turn around and bite you, so we have to play it cool but I think we have a good chance.

“I believe street circuits like Monaco bring out the best in a driver. Fans, commentators and ex-drivers can see who’s really on it and willing to push it to the limit.

“That’s what I like about street circuits. It’s visible to the spectators who is running the fine line between risk and reward.”