Max Verstappen says his first target for the Monaco Grand Prix is to simply 'stay out of the walls' as he prepares to return to competitive action as F1's high profile newest race winner.
The Dutchman took a sensational victory in the Spanish Grand Prix, becoming the youngest ever race winner at just 18 years old and doing so on his first race weekend as a Red Bull Racing driver having been promoted from Toro Rosso just a week earlier.
A remarkable outcome for the youngster, it comes 12 months after he made a big impression on his Monaco Grand Prix debut with rapid lap times around the Principality, even if his race ended controversially with a spectacular collision with Romain Grosjean.
Nonetheless, as he continues to savour victory, Verstappen is keeping his eyes on more podiums around a circuit expected to suit the RB12.
“My first win in Spain felt amazing, I still can't believe it! It was a great weekend, a great result and we'll see what happens in Monaco. The target first of all is just to stay out of the walls, and if you stay out of the walls we can be close or hopefully on the podium.
“I always enjoy racing street circuits like Monaco because you are really pushing the limit and are very close to the walls, it gives you a great feeling that you are on top of your car and getting the most out of it.”