Esteban Or with enjoys extreme confidence within Alpine, despite the recent results that are certainly not exorbitant. The ’96 class has in fact obtained a three-year contract renewal and, in the face of his complaints, the team has provided him with a new chassis. Chassis that Ocon exploited with profit, to the point of finishing in ninth place at Silverstone, thus returning to the points after a lean period, in which he lost ‘contact’ in the standings from box mate Fernando Alonso.
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Alpine CEO Laurent Rossieven, he would not exchange it with any of the second guides. Not even the luxury ones, like Carlos Sainz: “We are talking about a really good driver, who has a lot of talent not fully exploited yet. Renewing his contract was like playing it safe for us. It may not be title material, it’s true. But who can be today? Not many pilots. And nI would not allow anyone to say that Ocon is an inferior driver to Sainz or any so-called second leader of the top teams“Rossi told the Bbc. “So, at the very least, I have a very good second driver, and frankly I think he has all the credentials to become a top driver“.