Will the Monaco Grand Prix be Scuderia Toro Rosso's best chance to score points in 2006? That's been the received wisdom since the V10 engine restrictions were first announced, because the overall lack of power will be less of a handicap, and more importantly the engine's torque characteristics should be well suited to the circuit. There are also two very hungry drivers in Scott Speed and Tonio Liuzzi, who are determined to make the most of the perceived opportunity.
The real picture will no doubt emerge over the weekend, and one man who's really looking forward to finding out how the cars perform is Gerhard Berger, co-owner of the team with Red Bull.
In his Ferrari days, the Austrian was the first major sportsman to be signed up by Dietrich Mateschitz to promote his new drink, and the pair have remained friends ever since. Nevertheless, it was something of a surprise when Berger's new role was announced, because it seemed that after leaving in 2003 his job as motorsport director at BMW, he was after an easier life.