The paths of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon separate. After two years sharing a team at Alpine, the Spaniard is leaving to lead an ambitious project with Aston Martin. And with the season over, the French driver referred to the man from Oviedo again in an interview with the portal ‘Racingnews365.com’. There, Esteban defined his two years with Fernando as “great”, but stressed that the moment in which he was disappointed “was after the sprint race in Brazil, for his words against the Frenchman after his touch in the qualifying heat on Saturday in Sao Paulo.
“I have a lot of respect for Fernando and for what he has done in F1, he is one of the legends of this sport, but what he said in Brazil disappointed me a lot,” said Esteban, referring to the Asturian’s words after the accident that both starred in the Interlagos sprint race.
Regardless of this nuance, Esteban Ocon believes that the two pilots worked well as a team, despite the fact that weeks ago he said that he did “98% of the work for the team and Alonso 2%” in terms of simulator and marketing events .
“I think we have worked well together and that is the most important thing. For the team, we have had very good races and we have helped them to consolidate that fourth place (in Constructors),” he commented.
In addition, Esteban Ocon was calm regarding the arrival of what will be his new teammate, Pierre Gasly. Both were friends since they were little and began their careers together, but they fell out and in recent years there was no relationship. However, Alpine’s bosses have already been sure that there will be no problem between the two, just like Esteban.
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