Esteban fourteenth at Austrian Grand Prix

Esteban fourteenth at Austrian Grand Prix

July 2, 2023

Austrian Grand Prix

Race Report

BWT Alpine F1 Team finished the Austrian Grand Prix with Pierre Gasly in tenth place and Esteban Ocon in fourteenth place at Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring, following a late application of post-race penalties.

Pierre’s point means the team leave Austria with three points from the Austrian Sprint weekend after Esteban’s seventh place finish in Saturday’s Sprint race.

Both drivers were on the receiving end of five-second penalties during the 71-lap race; Esteban’s for an unsafe release during his first pit-stop and Pierre’s for a track limits violation.

The team looks ahead to Silverstone next weekend for the British Grand Prix, the home race of the Enstone team.

Esteban Ocon, started P12, finished P14:

“It’s not been an easy race for us today. Of course, it’s always disappointing to miss out on scoring points. We’ll need to sit down and carefully review the race to see where we can improve and ensure we can be more competitive on Sunday next week in Silverstone. We had contact with Yuki [Tsunoda] on the first lap and sustained some damage and then we had the penalty for an unsafe release later on, so it was certainly not our day! We leave Austria knowing we had a decent Saturday with points in the bag but with more work to do to improve on Sundays. Bring on Silverstone next week.”

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