Christian Horner still can't quite believe that Red Bull find themselves atop the Constructors' and Drivers' Championship after Monaco, admitting they didn't think it was possible leading up to the race.
Max Verstappen took victory after pole sitter Charles Leclerc was unable to make the grid, while Sergio Perez battled back after a disappointing qualifying session to finish fourth. The results, along with Mercedes' struggles, mean that Red Bull enter the Azerbaijan Grand Prix atop both standings.
"Monaco really was a great weekend in terms of performance and points for us," Horner told RedBull.com. "To come away as leaders of both the Constructors' and the Drivers' Championship was beyond all our expectations going into the weekend."
Horner heaped praise on Verstappen for his performance, as the Dutchman finished on the podium in Monte Carlo for the first time in his career.
"It was a masterclass from Max and while it was more of a muted Monaco without our floating Energy Station, it was great to see some fans back to the grandstands, plus it was great to be back racing in Monte Carlo," Horner added. "It is an iconic race.
"It always gets a hard time for a lack of overtaking opportunities but that is what makes Saturday's qualifying even more crucial and strategy does play a role."
The result was also a big one for Honda, who took the chequered flag in Monaco for the first time in nearly 30 years.
"It was also fantastic for Honda to win in Monaco for the first time since 1992, back when Ayrton Senna beat out Nigel. It is an important moment for them too, but we won’t be getting carried away as all that matters is where we are at the end of the year," Horner concluded.