Alonso and Ocon share their views on intense early-race scrap

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Having spent the primary stint of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix battling carefully with one another, Alpine teammates Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon have every given their tackle the combat.

					Alonso and Ocon share their views on intense early-race scrap


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Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon have been reflecting on their shut battle within the early phases of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The duo entertained viewers and spectators as they took benefit of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit’s three DRS zones to overhaul one another a number of occasions.

Nevertheless, the scrap between the Alpine teammates backfired at one stage, because the Alfa Romeo of Valtteri Bottas closed in on the squabbling pair and overtook Ocon.

Although Alpine appeared largely content material to let their two drivers race, the workforce did instruct Ocon to carry place when it appeared that Bottas can be a menace.

Ocon enjoys "privilege" of battling with Alonso

Whereas Alonso retired on lap 35 with an influence unit difficulty, Ocon would go
on to complete in a powerful sixth place, and mentioned he had loved battling
with a driver within the league of Alonso.

“After all, once you combat it is the identical as in karting, you lose time,” Ocon informed media together with

“It is regular, however [given] our place on the time on a one-stop
race, and monitor place is kind of vital, and we have been allowed to race
by the workforce.

“It is all the time a privilege to race with Fernando so [it] makes me smile. We have been very shut all weekend. In qualifying, there was lower than one-tenth separating us, so it may be shut all yr.

“Let’s have a look at the way it will go. However we race honest and because the workforce determined for us to race, so there isn’t a drama.

“I feel [Fernando] did not lose any velocity since he was preventing with Lewis [Hamilton] again in 2007. He is like a very good wine!”

					Alonso and Ocon share their views on intense early-race scrap

Alonso: Teammates want "additional margin"

With the 2 Alpines having additionally run carefully collectively within the Bahrain Grand Prix, Alonso famous the necessity for teammates to present one another extra room than different rivals on monitor.

“After all, that you must give additional margin however every part was effective,” mentioned Alonso.

“We battled in Bahrain already within the first stint, despite the fact that we had a special technique there.

“Right here we had the identical technique, however for no matter motive my automobile felt sooner this weekend in qualifying and the race so I might overtake and draw back a bit of bit.

“The primary menace was Bottas. It was not straightforward to maintain him behind.”

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Ocon: It's just like the go-kart days

Ocon additionally defined {that a} mixture of the brand new technology of F1 vehicles and the three DRS zones at Jeddah had made for a special method to wheel-to-wheel racing and overtaking.

“Earlier than, as quickly as you had the possibility, you needed to go for it, as a result of we’d solely have one probability,” the French driver defined.

“Now you could have two or thrice within the lap to overhaul, so that you must time it proper.

“You might want to make the hole on the proper time, and you understand that should you do not make the hole to the automobile behind, they’ll have DRS and they’ll get you again.

“It is a completely different philosophy to racing, [and] extra like go-kart days.”

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