Verstappen's red Bull teammate Sergio Perez will be hungry to prove himself after a couple of non-podium finishes in Monaco and Spain.
The battle for top spot on the driver's championship table between Red Bull teammates Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen will heat up in Ferrari's back yard.
While Verstappen steadily advanced from ninth to the front on hard tyres, the Mexican led Fernando Alonso off the starting line on medium tyres.
Verstappen, on the other hand, skillfully extended his initial stint on hards to rise from P9 to P1 through a series of fine moves.
Red Bull Racing might be far ahead of everyone else but there is a potentially intense title battle that could play out between teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
The race’s turning point came when a Safety Car was deployed on either side of the Red Bull drivers’ pit stops.
Early on, Verstappen and Perez passed pole-sitter Leclerc and continued to exchange fastest lap times at the front of the field.
With Leclerc adding to his pole positions from 2021 and 2022, Verstappen taking second, and Sergio Perez taking third in the other Red Bull.
It seems likely that Verstappen will be the one to claim maximum points on the day but one should not forget Perez's skills when it comes to a street circuit.
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