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Max about Monaco GP: 'Qualifying is most important'

Published on 23 May 2023 by Niels Hendrix

Coming weekend is a home Grand Prix for Max Verstappen, when he will be racing through the streets of Monaco. The two-time Formula 1 world champion says: “I am excited to get back to racing this week. Not racing in Imola was the right decision and I know it was not taken lightly but some things are obviously more important than racing and this was one of those occasions.”

“Looking ahead to Monaco, qualifying is so important there so we need to make sure we are as strong as we can be in that session. The circuit in Monaco is super tight, even more than other street circuits. So, nailing a quali lap here is extremely difficult but at the same time very exciting. The race is usually heavily dependent on the strategy as overtaking is almost impossible. And of course, I live in Monaco so it’s nice to go home every evening during the Grand Prix weekend.”