Max Verstappen has confidence in Red Bull fighting for victory at the Monaco Grand Prix after demonstrating its strengths at low speed sectors and slower circuits during the opening 2018 races.

Both Red Bull drivers were able to stamp their authority on top sector times in the final tight and twisty sector at Circuit de Catalunya throughout the Spanish Grand Prix and post-race test, which Verstappen feels will translate itself strongly at the Monaco track.

During Red Bulls’ era of Formula 1 dominance the team secured three consecutive race wins in Monaco, Mark Webber taking victory in 2010 and 2012 and Sebastian Vettel in 2011, but since then has lost out to Mercedes and Ferrari in recent years.

Verstappen feels the Red Bull RB14’s strengths should also shine in Monaco and is optimistic looking to break the team’s six-year winless run at the track.

“There are mainly a lot of slow speed corners in Monaco. This last sector has been really good for us [at Circuit de Catalunya], so I expect a good weekend in Monaco if we can find the right set up,” Verstappen said in Spain.

“Looking at the last sector here and then looking at Monaco with the type of corners there, I think we have a very good chance, yes.”

After a tough start to the 2018 F1 campaign, with three high-profile clashes in the opening four races, Verstappen fought back in Spain with his first podium since winning last year in Mexico behind the dominant Mercedes 1-2.