Verstappen can target 'revenge' in Monaco, say Red Bull

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Max Verstappen can go to Monaco looking for "revenge", according to Red Bull boss Christian Horner.

The Dutchman has a patchy history on Monte Carlo's streets with crashes in his first two races followed by two top 10s.

Last year saw arguably a defining moment in his career, however, as a crash in final practice prevented Verstappen from qualifying and resulted in a fight back to ninth.

From that race though, the 21-year-old has had a more mature approach and it has paid off with strong consistent results including 12 podiums in 20 races.

Now, many expect Max to be the biggest challenger to Mercedes this weekend and Horner sees no reason why he can't set things straight in Monaco.

"We have always done very well in Monaco and Max can go there for revenge," the Red Bull chief told Sky Sports.

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As for Verstappen himself, he declared himself happy with his opening five races of 2019, consisting of two thirds and three fourth-place finishes.

"We are satisfied with the results so far, absolutely," he said to Motorsport.com at Red Bull's event at Zandvoort last weekend.

"It's the maximum we can achieve. We scored the maximum amount of points every race weekend and are third in the championship ahead of Ferrari, where we normally don't belong.

"If you summarise all races we were the third team, hopefully, we can improve to become the second team.

“As a team and myself you want more but, but if you can say to yourself that we have maximised the results then you have to be satisfied.”

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