The Alpine F1 racer drove the entire Formula 1 race for the Turkish Grand Prix on the same set of light rain tires. A photo after the race from his onboard camera revealed how close the crash was to the Frenchman, as his front right tire was lined all the way to the inside. Lewis Hamilton also hoped to be able to reach the finish line without stopping, but he had to make a stop to secure at least fifth place. His tires were badly worn after replacement.
Esteban Ocon took advantage of the changing conditions at the Hungarian Hungaroring and interrupted the race due to a collision in the first corner, bringing himself and the Alpine F1 team their first victory in Formula 1. The Frenchman felt the pressure of experienced Sebastian Vettl, who could not pass. Statements by Esteban Ocon, Alpine F1 - winner: "What a moment! The feeling is amazing. This is the first victory since Renault's return to Formula 1," said the Frenchman. "We had some difficult moments this year, but we overcame them. We were already very fast in Silverton. What can I say? Excellent. I would also like to thank Fernando (Alonso), as he also deserves this victory. Thank you to the team for support even in difficult moments when we didn't make it out of the first part of the qualifiers Sebastian was very fast throughout the race and kept me
The Alpine team has confirmed that they have offered Frenchman Esteban Ocon a new, three-year contract that will keep their racer in the team at least until the end of the 2024 season. Ocon joined the team in the 2020 season, when it was called Renault, at the GP Sahir, on the other hand, won his first podium in Formula One with second place. “I am happy to be racing with the team even after the end of this season,” said Ocon, who said he wants to continue developing with the team, in the 1 season. but sees an opportunity for even greater success.
After Tuesday's presentation of the A521 car on Wednesday, the French Alpine team has already set off with it to the Silverstone racetrack, where they will collect the first test kilometers. Testing has not officially started yet, but as usual in recent years, the teams have a so-called movie day in front of them, where they can drive a few laps with certain current cars under certain restrictions and test the basic operation of the systems while recording promotional material. are track recordings of the race car and videos for its sponsors and subsequent posts on social media. The car will be driven by Esteban Ocon. https://twitter.com/AlpineF1Team/status/1367027385967796226
When Esteban Ocon was second to cross the Sakhir Grand Prix finish line, he couldn’t hold back a tear of happiness. Last but not least, the young Frenchman, who has experienced quite a few disappointments in his career, was able to look forward to his first steps. And the whole Renault team was looking forward to it. Cyril Abiteboul also emphasized after the penultimate race of the season: “I am really happy for Esteban, we had success with Daniel Ricciard, but he is leaving us and it was important to celebrate success with Esteban, who will be racing for us next year as well. We felt that the podium was within reach, but for various reasons and also problems with reliability, which was not his fault, we did not manage to climb the podium with him until this race, but this time everything fit and finally we can he, too, rejoices in such great success. "
We have probably not witnessed such interest in the first free practice this year as here in Abu Dhabi. As Mick Schumacher drove his first kilometers on a Formula 1 racing weekend, world champion Lewis Hamilton returned to his race car, and George Russell, who held a press conference while still in a Mercedes job, returned to Williams. On the track, however, the big spectacle was absent, as is often the case in Abu Dhabi. As the first training took place in daylight and at around 40 ° C on the asphalt surface, and the qualifications and the race take place on the eve, the results from this training are far from representative. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1337345967176224775 Results The best time of the first practice of the finals of this season was achieved by Max Verstappen. The Red Bull racer is 5
Behind him, Esteban Ocon (Renault) finished the race, and Perez's teammate Lance Stroll took third place. The Mexican is still officially part of an investigation opened by commissioners into the resignations of Max Verstappn and Charles Leclerc. Sergio Perez (Racing Point Mercedes) - 1st place https://twitter.com/F1/status/1335659050147713025 I'm speechless. I hope it’s not just a dream. It took me ten years to be where I am now. After the first round, it seemed to me that it was all over for me, but I didn’t give up. Today, I may be back for everything that was ever on my way to success. ”I think my victory today is fair. They had problems at Mercedes, but I think I could have kept George, who drove a fantastic race, behind, even if he had no tire problems.
Sergio Perez is the surprising winner of the Sakhir GP race. The disastrous Mercedes double stop allowed him to bring his first win of his career. Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll kept him on the podium. Bottas caught a very poor start, Russell quickly overtook him, and after just a few turns, the first exciting moment, when Charles Leclerc was very optimistic in the fourth turn, literally shot at Perez, who spun. Max Verstappen would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1335662361479426055 It was the end for Leclerc as well. Perez was the last to change wheels. After the safety car phase, the race in the seventh lap was again with
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