The first thing you notice about Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon is that he’s tall. At 6’1”, Ocon isn’t exactly a giant in the real world, but in the paddock at last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, the 25-year-old Frenchman practically towered over his competitors. Which is not exactly an advantageous position in a sport where it pays to be petite: Before he can blitz around the twisty streets of Monaco, Ocon has to stand on a stepstool and origami his whippet-thin body into the cramped cockpit of his Alpine car. It looks incredibly uncomfortable (and is, his mechanics assured me).
Fernando Alonso says Lewis Hamilton cost Esteban Ocon points at the Monaco Grand Prix after the pair collided.The coming together between Hamilton and Ocon gave the Alpine driver a five-second time penalty and when Alonso heard he stepped up the pace to try and help out his teammate. But Hamilton, who was behind Alonso but in front of Ocon, didn’t push the same which meant Ocon didn’t go faster to make up for the penalty.“We had to do a lot of tyre management,” said Alonso. “We had some concerns that the yellow tyres (medium) could grain a lot on our...
Esteban Ocon has hit back after a five-second time penalty for colliding with Lewis Hamilton on lap 18th of the race resulted in him finishing out of the points positions at the Monaco GP. Ocon was involved in a long tussle with Hamilton, as the Mercedes driver tried to find...
Esteban Ocon says his eighth place finish at the Miami Grand Prix felt like a “victory” after starting at the back of the grid.The Alpine driver performed well to bag four points for his team and he said it meant more as there was a “mountain to climb” in the fifth race of the season.“I am delighted, I think it is a victory for us,” he told Motorsport.com. “There was clearly a mountain to climb for all of us, but I think from the strategy to the radio calls, the tyre management, everything was perfect today. And to end up...
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Alpine's Esteban Ocon, who both crashed heavily into a wall in Miami Grand Prix practice, accused Formula One's governing body on Saturday of not listening to their safety concerns. The track around the Hard Rock Stadium is hosting a race for the first time. Both drivers...
The Miami GP FP3 has brought us a red flag already as Esteban Ocon hits the wall at Turn 14. Ocon hadn’t finished a lap before his Alpine lost control, oversteering and turning the car 180 degrees before hitting the outside wall. The driver is okay, but fans are wondering whether the car will be […] The post F1 Miami GP: Watch As Esteban Ocon Crashes Out Of FP3 appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.
The duel between Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon “ruined” the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix for Alpine, according to former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher.Alonso and Ocon fought hard during the first few laps of the race in Jeddah, coming close to a collision that could have ended their evenings prematurely on several occasions.Veteran Alonso was eventually forced to retire due to a power issue, with Ocon taking sixth, and the Spaniard described the in-team battle as “good”, but “very intense”, after the conclusion of the race.Otmar Szafnauer was installed as team principal ahead of the 2022 season, arriving from Aston...
SAKHIR, Bahrain -- Alpine's Esteban Ocon set the fastest lap time on the second morning of testing in Bahrain as a number of teams encountered issues in the desert heat. The second day of testing took place in 37 degrees Celsius (98 degrees Farenheit) heat, providing unusually hot conditions for both cars and drivers.
PlayStation France has announced that Formula One driver Esteban Ocon will be the official Gran Turismo 7 ambassador for the country. Frenchman Ocon has raced in F1 for seven seasons, making his first start at Manor halfway through 2016 when he replaced Rio Haryanto. As part of the Mercedes driver development program, he drove for the Mercedes-powered Force India/Racing Point team until it encountered financial strife in 2018.
Road & Track
An F1 career did not come easily to Esteban Ocon, who has been bouncing around the outskirts of either getting or missing an F1 seat nearly every offseason since 2014. But 2021 was a turning point on track, one that led Alpine to respond with a long-term contract extension that gives him job security through 2024. It is the first real job security of his career.
Esteban Ocon win at Hungarian Grand Prix ranked by Alpine chief as third-best moment for team in 2021
Alpine chief executive Laurent Rossi has claimed that Esteban Ocon’s surprise victory at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix was not the team’s best moment of the Formula 1 season.The Frenchman claimed a stunning maiden win in August, capitalising on an off-day for the fastest cars on the grid and holding off Lewis Hamilton to take victory.He was aided greatly by veteran teammate Fernando Alonso as Alpine claimed a first Grand Prix triumph under their current banner.However Rossi feels the success in Hungary was not the best indicator of the team’s progress and growth, instead spotlighting Alonso’s podium in Qatar in...
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Alpine driver Esteban Ocon says ending the team’s 13-year losing streak in the 2021 season will propel them to more success in the upcoming Formula 1 campaign.Ocon won the Hungarian Grand Prix to end the trophy drought at the team, which has alleviated pressure for everyone at Alpine. This means, according to Ocon, they can press for more victories in the coming year.“It was a great feeling and I’m also glad we’ve got that away also for the team,” he told Motorsport.com. “Obviously it was the first win since the Renault comeback in the new era of F1, so next...
Alpine F1's Ocon reckoned he was only a lap away from a puncture at the Turkish Grand Prix, which he completed on a single set of intermediate tyres. On the face of it, Esteban Ocon’s 10th-place finish at the Turkish Grand Prix doesn’t seem particularly noteworthy. But when arriving at the chequered flag, he’d achieved something no other driver has in over two decades - complete a whole Grand Prix without coming in the pits once.
Esteban OconImage credit Alpine F1 Team press office. Alpine F1 Team secured its first win in Formula 1 at the Hungaroring thanks to a stunning drive by Esteban Ocon to grab his maiden victory in the sport. Fernando Alonso finished in fourth after some valiant battles of his own meaning the team heads into the summer break in fifth position in the Constructors’ Championship.