Verstappen: Avoiding errors key in Monaco

By on Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Max Verstappen says avoiding a mistake will be crucial to his prospects of success in Monaco, off the back of his maiden Formula 1 victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Verstappen, 18, kept Kimi Raikkonen at bay to net his first triumph in the sport, becoming the youngest winner in the process.

However, Verstappen is wary that he needs to remain grounded as the sport heads to Monte Carlo, after he crashed out of the race at high-speed last season.

"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," he said.

"It’s so difficult to overtake in Monaco, last year I tried and we ended up in the wall, so the most important thing is to have a good qualifying and start and from there on keep it on the track!

"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."

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