Fernando Alonso has secured four third places in the races so far this season, but has yet to catch up with the dominant Red Bull team. However, the AMR23 car is believed to have the necessary high-downforce package required for Monaco, which is expected to play to the strengths of the green cars and put them in a position to challenge at the front. Krack, the sporting director of the team, confirmed that they’re looking for a win this weekend and said that they have great hopes for Monaco with their two drivers and a great car. However, he also emphasized the tough competition in F1 and the team’s need to respect it.
According to Krack, the team must work hard if they are to achieve a good result in Monaco. He explained that while Monaco might represent their best chance thus far this year, nothing should be taken for granted. He cautioned against making predictions, as the competition in F1 is fierce, and it’s essential to keep one’s head down and focus on working hard. He also mentioned that the team would need to be 100% at all times to achieve their desired results.
Krack revealed that some elements of the planned Imola upgrade package would be on the cars in Monaco, while others would be postponed to the next race in Spain. He explained that the approach was a split one: some upgrades were kept on the car for Monaco while others were delayed until the following race in Barcelona. However, he did note that the team would have some more updates in the future.