More points for Alpine as Esteban ends eighth in Spanish Grand Prix

More points for Alpine as Esteban ends eighth in Spanish Grand Prix

June 4, 2023

Spanish Grand Prix

Race Report

BWT Alpine F1 Team added five points to its 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship tally today after Esteban Ocon finished eighth and Pierre Gasly tenth in the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The race was largely uneventful with both drivers on a two-stop strategy using all three tyre compounds. Esteban was in a race long battle for a place in the top six – eventually ending in eighth – with Pierre on the cusp of the top ten after a tricky start to the 66-lap Grand Prix in which he lost four positions on the opening lap.

In the end, Esteban battled hard to take eighth and four valuable points with Pierre claiming tenth at the chequered flag for a solitary point. The team remains fifth in the Constructors’ Championship on 40 points.

Esteban Ocon, started P6, finished P8:

We leave Barcelona with double points again so I think we can be satisfied with our work this weekend. We finished eighth in the end and I don’t think there was much more we could have done today, with our race pace perhaps lacking a bit compared to our competitors who finished in front. We’ll definitely take a look to see how we can improve that but, overall, it was a strong Saturday and a decent Sunday for us. We can be proud of the last couple of weeks but we know there is work to do to keep heading in the right direction.”
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