Bulls gear up for Monaco

Mark Webber wins at Monaco in 2012
Mark Webber wins at Monaco in 2012

Red Bull Racing will be looking to make it four in a row this weekend as the F1 circus rolls into the French Riviera for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The streets of the Principality have been dominated by Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel since 2010, with the Australian taking the first of his two victories to start the streak.

The unforgiving circuit is a huge challenge for drivers as they weave their way through the tight streets, but with the glitz and glamour, it is one of the most eagerly anticipated races on the calendar.

“Monaco is one of my favourite tracks,” said Vettel. “And driving it is an absolute challenge.

“You can’t even make the smallest mistake; if you do, you’re lucky if it’s just that your lap time is bad. If you’re not paying attention, you’ll end up in the barrier.”

The Tilbrook team go into the race following a disappointing Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Both championship leader Vettel and Webber suffered as the Pirelli tyres came under further scrutiny, though the pace of title rival Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari will also leave them with cause for concern heading into this weekend’s race.

But with tyre wear unlikely to play a huge role in Monaco, and with overtaking almost impossible, performance in Saturday’s qualifying session is all the more important.

Vettel’s fourth place in Spain meant he remains on top of the championship standings by just four points from Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen. Webber is sixth.