In the F1 race for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, an incredible situation occurred in the last lap. Esteban Ocon, who drove the entire race on the same set of tires, had to go to the pits to change to a different set according to the rules, and the oncoming racing car surprised a number of journalists and photographers in the pits, who surrounded the pits in anticipation of the winning trio. When the racing cars enter the pits, they drive at a speed of 60 km/h, and the photographers were incredibly lucky to get out of the way of the oncoming racing car in time. It is another of the mistakes of the management and organization of F1 races. https://twitter.com/MattP1Gallagher/status/1652657757286178818
Esteban Ocon was involved in a collision with teammate Pierre Gasly after the restart of the race in Australia. But instead of attacking Gasly, Ocon said the same collision could have been caused by a series of other "suicide" racers. Gasly was in fifth place after the second red flag, and in a race with just two laps to go, he tried to avoid a collision with Fernando Alonso, causing his wheels to lock up on braking into the first corner, resulting in he slid into the sandy picnic area and returned to the track right next to Ocon, who he also hit and caused both to retire. Gasly apologized to Ocon, but Ocon holds no grudges against his teammate. "The restart was chaotic and any racer could have hit me. A lot of racers were coming back to the track
Pierre Gasly could watch the next F1 race from the garages instead of in his car, as the Frenchman was involved in a collision with teammate Esteban Ocon. Both Alpine drivers resigned, and after the race they had to be questioned by the FIA commissioner, which puts Gasly in a dangerous position. If he is punished for causing an accident, he will be able to receive penalty points in addition to the penalty, of which he collected 10 in the period of the previous year, and twelve points will result in the racer being banned from participating in the race.
The French team Alpine presented its racing car for the 2023 season called A523, which will be driven by Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly. For the first three races of the season, the team will dress the car completely in the pink color of the main sponsor BWT.
The Alpine team has announced the date of the introduction of the racing car for the 2023 season, with the designation A523. The French team, otherwise owned by Renault, will unveil its car on February 16 in London, which is the fourth confirmed date for the introduction of F1 cars of the 2023 season. Alpha Tauri will unveil its colors and team on February 11, Aston Martin on February 13, Ferrari on February 14. https://twitter.com/AlpineF1Team/status/1610652283104018437 Esteban Ocon will race for the team from Enston again this year, for the fourth season, and in the neighboring garage he will be joined by the Frenchman Pierre Gasly, who moved from the Alpha team after 2022 Tauri and will replace Fernando Alonso. Alpine finished fourth among teams last season, winning the unofficial "others" championship for the main actor
Esteban Ocon said he can be satisfied at the end of the 2022 season, having collected more points than team rival Fernando Alonso. In 21 seasons in F1, of all Alonso's team-mates, only Jenson Button managed such a feat in the 2015 season, when he and McLaren Mp4-30 collected 16 and 11 points. "It feels really good, Fernando is a very, very fast racer," said Ocon. "I had to show everything I know to be able to finish the season ahead of him and I'm really happy that I did it. The only thing I missed this season is some podiums. But they come in different circumstances, which this year unlike last year, there were none, but I hope that we will have them next year." Alonso, who will already test on Tuesday with the Aston Martin racing car, where he is moving in the 2023 season, raced in Abu Dhabi
Esteban Ocon was the fastest driver of the morning part of the second day of winter testing in Bahrain. The Frenchman with the Alpine race car was 1 seconds faster than Charles Leclerc in Ferrari with a time of 34.276: 0.090. Max Verstappen, who drove the first laps in Bahrain with a new race car, was third with almost 1.6 seconds less lap time. George Russell drove the most laps with a Mercedes, which completed 66 laps. The day was interrupted several times by the red flag. Once because of a breakdown of the Williams race car ... https://twitter.com/F1/status/1502242964147421194 And finally because of Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) https://twitter.com/F1/status/1502238097551278083
German Auto Bild reports that a decision has been made about teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes team. Finn Valtteri Bottas will race alongside the Briton next season as well, and the official confirmation from the team is expected in the coming days. Esteban Ocon, who was vying for the Bottas seat, is said to have severed all contractual ties with the German team, where he serves as a reserve racer, and moved to the French team Renault. The talented Frenchman is expected to replace Nico Hulkenberg there, who will move to Haas, where Romain Grosjean will finish his full cooperation after four seasons.
Toto Wolff is struggling these days with deciding who will race next season at Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton. The question that arises is whether the racing line-up will remain the same as this year and Valtteri Bottas will keep his place, or whether there will be changes and Finch’s race car will be taken over by Esteban Ocon. But an even bigger change could come to the Silver Arrows team a year later, when Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel are expected to be on the wish list. Hamilton’s contract expires at the end of the 2020 season, as does Vettl’s with Ferrari. According to Wolff, the head of the Mercedes team, the German is one of the key players in Formula One for a few more seasons. “You don’t become a four-time world champion just by chance,” Wolff said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport. "It's Sebastian and b
Mercedes manager Toto Wolf has confirmed that Esteban Ocon will play the role of reserve racer in his team next season. Ocon, who lost his seat in the Force India team against Lance Stroll. Attempts to play in another team next season, including Renault, McLaren and Williams, failed. On Friday, Toto Wolf confirmed that although Ocon will not be competing next season, he will remain closely associated with the home team, where he will play the role of reserve racer. “The plan is clear,” Wolf said. "He will stay very close to our team, next season he will be both our reserve and third racer. We want him to also perform in one test, before or during the season. The decision on that has not yet been made. A lot, he will do the work in a simulator to will definitely be ready