Tenth place for Esteban at eventful Dutch Grand Prix

Tenth place for Esteban at eventful Dutch Grand Prix

August 27, 2023

Dutch Grand Prix

Race Report

BWT Alpine F1 Team clinched its second podium of the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season, as Pierre Gasly put in an impressive performance from twelfth on the grid in mixed conditions to finish third in Zandvoort in the Dutch Grand Prix. Esteban Ocon fought through the field to tenth place to secure a double points finish for the team.

In a rain-affected race with multiple pit-stops and a red flag delay six laps to the end, Pierre kept his cool throughout to claim his first podium for the team and the fourth of his Formula 1 career.

Running in fourth at the restart, Pierre held on to the back of Red Bull Racing’s Sergio Perez until the chequered flag, promoting him to third place with Perez handed a five-second penalty for speeding in the pit lane. Esteban put in a solid drive in difficult conditions progressing up the order from sixteenth on the grid to clinch the final point in tenth place, capping off a positive day for the team.

Esteban Ocon, started P16, finished P10:

“First of all, congratulations to Pierre and the whole team for today’s great result. Overall, we can be happy with our race as a team, leaving Zandvoort with double points and the podium. On my side, it was a solid recovery drive from where we started, fighting my way to well within the points. We will definitely need to review a few things as there were some opportunities missed which cost us some positions and some points. Generally, there will be many learnings from the last few days which I hope we can take to Monza next week to keep improving as a team.”

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