Horner: 'Ferrari the ones to beat in Monaco'

Christian Horner
Christian Horner

Cape Town - Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Ferrari set the standard for the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.

The Scuderia have not won in Monte Carlo since 2001, but Horner reckons that Sebastian Vettel has already shown enough in FP1 and FP2 to be favourite for the race win come Sunday.

"Ferrari looks the car to beat around here. It’s very driveable and it looks relatively easy to set up and you can see Sebastian’s in that zone where he’s got a huge amount of confidence," Horner told Sky F1.

"For me he would be the favourite but if we could sneak a position on the front row or just behind that then anything is a possibility.

“I think [our sweetspot] is pretty narrow. These tyres are particularly sensitive and if you find that window you can unlock quite a lot of potential.

"Ferrari have done the best job in understanding that so far this season and have designed a car that appears to accommodate that quite well. We are getting better – we made progress in Barcelona and are refining that this weekend – but for me Ferrari looks the main contender particularly at this track."

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
loading... Live
Australia 6
Argentina 13
loading... Live
Pumas 22
Griquas 17
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 10272 votes
Cricket
11% - 2789 votes
Football
19% - 4641 votes
Athletics
2% - 609 votes
Boxing
1% - 232 votes
Cycling
2% - 562 votes
Golf
5% - 1228 votes
Motorsport
8% - 2051 votes
Tennis
3% - 825 votes
Water sports
1% - 218 votes
American sports
1% - 302 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 791 votes
Vote