FERNANDO ALONSO crashed Esteban Ocon’s interview.
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Esteban Ocon had a shock visitor when he was giving an interview forward of the Monaco Grand Prix. Stood behind Ocon was Alpine team-mate Fernando Alonso able to interrupt the chat stay on air.
The 2 had been in good spirits after Ocon completed P7 on the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, with Alonso two locations behind. Ocon is ninth within the general standings with 30 factors, whereas Alonso is fifteenth.
Throughout in his interview with Sky Sports activities Information, Alonso was stood behind Ocon laughing, to which the Frenchman replied: “Hola! He has simply come again from his lunch.”
Replying to the rumours that Monaco GP might be scrapped sooner or later, Ocon mentioned: “It’s got to remain. It is among the tracks that has a lot historical past, we simply love coming right here. In fact we’re going to come to nice venues like Vegas and Miami however there are some particular challenges, some old style traits of this monitor that makes it so particular. We do not wish to lose Monaco.”
Fernando Alonso crashing Esteban Ocon’s interview. (Picture: Sky Sports activities)
When requested if his relationship with Alonso was getting into the proper route, Ocon replied: “Undoubtedly. We’re having fun with working collectively, we’re pushing the workforce in the proper route and there may be nice banter as you’ll be able to see. I simply love working with him, he’s a giant character, he’s a giant competitor additionally on the monitor and I feel that’s the greatest co-operation I’ve had in a really very long time with a team-mate.”
On the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in Jeddah, the 2 Alpine riders had been jostling for place and left themselves susceptible to an overtake. Crew boss Otmar Szafnauer has since advised the duo that they should be much less aggressive, and so they seemed very informal collectively throughout Ocon’s interview.
Fernando Alonso hiding behind Esteban Ocon throughout his interview. (Picture: Sky Sports activities)
Forward of racing in Monaco, Ocon continued: “It’s superior, being French additionally you’ll be able to really feel the French tradition and there’s a lot of our followers and supporters from France coming to see us on the weekend. I felt that from yesterday there was so many supporters ready for us coming into the paddock, it was superior and what a particular place that’s for racing as properly.
“Profitable each [Monaco and French Grand Prix] can be superior, however to win Monaco I feel this can be very particular due to all of the historical past it has. It’s a legendary monitor, it’s a monitor that that you must grasp, threat and reward that’s what we speak about right here. In the event you take threat you should have rewards however that you must end the laps, particularly in qualifying. It’s a distinctive monitor for certain, one that everybody needs to win and we’re right here to carry out this weekend.”
Ocon has beforehand responded to the remark that Alonso is tough to work with, denying these rumours and mentioned that he has a unbelievable collaboration with the Spanish racing veteran.
He mentioned in February: “Lots of people mentioned Fernando was very tough to work with, that he had a popularity for breaking teammates and all that. I wished to see it from my eyes, I wished to see if what folks had been saying was true and in the long run, it wasn’t.