Memorable Monaco podium for Esteban

Memorable Monaco podium for Esteban

May 28, 2023

Monaco Grand Prix

Race Report

BWT Alpine F1 Team claimed its first podium of the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season as Esteban Ocon delivered a dry to wet masterclass and kept his cool to finish in an impressive third place in Monte Carlo in the Monaco Grand Prix. Pierre Gasly capped off a fantastic Sunday for the team with a seventh-place finish.

In Alpine’s 50th start in Formula 1, Esteban made it a memorable occasion by claiming his third podium in the sport and ensured he made it a first visit to the rostrum since winning the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2021.

Esteban had to keep calm under sustained pressure from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton throughout the 78-lap race. And with rain hitting the track in the final third of the race, both drivers switched to Intermediate tyres and remained composed amid the tricky conditions to deliver a fantastic team result with 21 points scored.

The team moves up to fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with Esteban ninth and Pierre tenth in the Drivers’ rankings.

Esteban Ocon, started P3, finished P3:

“What a feeling! I’m so happy for the team for this amazing achievement of finishing third on this fantastic circuit and legendary event in Monaco. Thanks to the entire team both at Viry and Enstone and here at the track for what we have achieved together. Everyone has been working so hard and this result is for them. This must serve as motivation to keep progressing as a team and keep updating the car throughout this season. We have another race next weekend in Barcelona and that has to remain our focus to deliver another good result. For now, it’s a great feeling and the team and I will enjoy the celebrations!”

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