Given that it often produces quite processional races, explaining the allure of the Monaco Grand Prix to a non-F1 fan is often quite a hard task.
Ferrari suffered their most hard weekend of F1 2018 so far at the Spanish GP as they failed to get a vehicle on the front row and then suffered with excessive tyre wear, Vettel coming home fourth while Kimi Raikkonen retired with an engine issue.
The Red Bull driver, fastest in Thursday's Monaco Grand Prix opening practice with a record lap around the Mediterranean principality, is still sore at finishing runner-up in 2016 after taking pole position.
"I think he's fast enough compared to anyone out there", the German told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
There is a third and final practice on Saturday ahead of qualifying.More news: Celtics brace for 'dogfight' vs Cavs in Game 7 at home
"He won here 20 years ago and that year he also won the title", said Bottas.
"If I really believe I will be world champion, how can I put myself in the best situation?"
Running in race trim on the hyper-soft, Vettel appeared to have a pace advantage over Hamilton of about 0.3secs, although practice times are not always an accurate measure of actual form. "Hopefully with the shorter straights here and with this circuit layout, it offers us our best qualifying chance of the season".
He has dropped subtle hints about potentially leaving Red Bull for rivals Mercedes or Ferrari. I'm hoping, of the potential that we have, that we are able to extract it.
Ricciardo said the vehicle felt better than last year's, and more like the one he had in 2016.
The only stoppage to the session came when a loose drain cover between the exit of Casino and Mirabeau Haute required repairs.More news: Relentless Ronaldo can break more Champions League records in final
Verstappen, 20, was summoned to see the stewards after reversing onto the track in the opening session when he ran off at the first Sainte Devote corner, but they made a decision to take no further action. He locked up his front left tire on the approach to Turn 1 and went off into an escape road. Remaining stationary for several moments, the subsequently reversed on to the track at a time Kimi Raikkonen was approaching the corner.
Verstappen has been involved in two high-profile incidents this season.
"I think on Saturday we will go even quicker again."
Russian Grand Prix organizers are also reportedly planning on using grid girls at the race in Sochi in September.
But it seems that Vettel would prefer to be partnered with the Briton, who now leads the drivers' championship by 17 points after five races.More news: Epic Games will pump $100 million into Fortnite eSports competitions