Esteban charged through the field early on to propel himself into points-scoring contention, moving up from his P12 starting position and into the points paying positions early on.The Frehchman ran to a three-stop strategy, starting on Softs, onto Mediums during the second stint, before finishing with two sets of Softs for the second half of the race.
Esteban showed solid pace and demonstrated smart racecraft in making up a handful of places throughout the demanding 66-lap race to finish a comfortable P7 at the chequered flag and secured his fifth top ten result of the season.
BWT Alpine F1 Team took home a 16 point haul, where both Esteban and teammate Fernando Alonso made great recovery drives to secured a double points finish for the team.
Esteban Ocon (Started P12, Finished P7):
“I’m very happy for the team today with a good double result. It’s probably the best result we could have hoped for after yesterday and the team should be very proud for what we achieved today. It was a great first stint with some good overtakes and, overall, I don’t think there is anything we could have done better. It was awesome to see Fernando in the points as well after starting from the back, and to do it here in Barcelona is even better. After a difficult Saturday we proved that the pace is there, and the car is working well so this result definitely feels good. I’ll sleep well tonight!”
Formula One's 'Jewel in the Crown' event, the Monaco Grand Prix will host the next round of the 2022 Formula One World Championsip in just one weeks time on the streets of Monte-Carlo, on the 27-29 May.
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