Top ten 'possible' admits champion Vettel
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany looks on in the pit during the third practice session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 26, 2012.
In a remarkable turnaround for Red Bull, the latest Adrian Newey-conceived single seater looks genuinely outpaced on the Principality's streets by Lotus, Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, Sauber, Mercedes and possibly others.
"The top ten is possible, I think," German Vettel is quoted by Sport1.
But his teammate Mark Webber warned: "That could be pretty difficult."
It is therefore a remarkable turnaround to consider that back to back constructors' champions Red Bull could be the ones hoping a bad weather forecast turns out right.
Rain in Monaco could shake up the qualifying and race order.
"There is a forecast of rain for Saturday afternoon," agreed Pirelli engineer Max Damiani, according to Brazil's O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.