The Alpine team executed a solid race in Brazil for the São Paulo GP with both of their drivers securing points in the top ten. Fernando Alonso finished ninth with two points and Esteban Ocon managed to hold onto his starting grid position in eighth place while gaining four points for the team. After the race, Ocon expressed his happiness with his performance and Alpine’s diligent work across both sides of the garage.
Alonso held Ocon in DRS after they swapped positions, but Gasly's fresher tyres ultimately saw the AlphaTauri man get past both drivers. The two-time World Champion then gave the place back following Gasly's overtakes.
“I’m happy to be back in the points today after a very busy race. Today was all about our strong teamwork between all of us,” stated Ocon.
“We tried to maximise everything the best we could, and we pushed everything to the limit both from a performance and tactical point of view. When Gasly pitted for the second time, I gave the place to Fernando to see if we could hold him behind by giving me a tow.”
“It worked for a couple of laps, but it was not enough in the end and Fernando returned the place. Still, eighth and ninth position at the flag gives us six points and that’s a great team result, which is important for the Constructors’ Championship.”
“It’s still tight, we head to two unknown tracks next and we’ll keep pushing as much as we can to hold onto this position.”
Alpine’s strong teamwork with strategy proved crucial to seizing as many points as possible towards the constructors’ championship and they are currently tied with the AlphaTauri team at 112 points. With two new F1 tracks next on the schedule one at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar and the other at the Jeddah Corniche circuit in Saudi Arabia, the Alpine team will have their work cut out for them as they continue their fight for fifth place in the constructors’ standings.