Esteban back in the points at the Belgian Grand Prix

Esteban back in the points at the Belgian Grand Prix

July 30, 2023

Belgian Grand Prix

Race Report

BWT Alpine F1 Team collected four points from today’s Belgian Grand Prix with Esteban Ocon climbing from fourteenth on the grid to eighth place at the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps. Pierre Gasly was unfortunate not to capitalise on a strong getaway from twelfth on the grid as he fell narrowly short of the points in eleventh.

Esteban’s eighth place sees him score his first points since the Canadian Grand Prix to move back into the top ten in the Drivers’ Championship ahead of the summer break. He converted a two-stop Soft-Medium-Soft strategy coupled with a number of fine overtakes to cruise his way into the points.

The team looks ahead to the summer shutdown before Formula 1 returns in Zandvoort in August.

Esteban Ocon, started P14, finished P8:

“It feels good to be back in the points here in Spa after a few tough weeks where we’ve finished outside the points due to circumstances out of our control. Overall, it was a good recovery drive and a well-executed race from the team today. Eighth place is a very good result after starting from fourteenth on the grid. There were some fun overtakes along the way too, especially on Yuki [Tsunoda] and Alex [Albon]. I think it’s a good way to end a busy weekend for us and a nice way to go into the summer break where we’ll look to rest and recharge before attacking the second part of the season. Finally, I’d like to wish Otmar, Alan and Pat all the best in the future and I know we all thank them for their important contributions to the team.”
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