May 26 (GMM) Last year's Monaco winner, the reigning back to back world champion Sebastian Vettel, is simply dreaming about the top ten in 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.