Esteban Ocon believes that racing in the midfield is tougher than battling at the front of the grid.
The midfield in Formula 1 is extremely competitive as a lot of teams are quite close to each other in terms of on-track performance. The Hungarian GP winner Ocon supposes that racing in such environment is a harder task than racing for the top positions these days.
“I’m sorry to disappoint, but it’s easier to fight at the front, like we did now, [and] to manage the opponents that are behind than to fight in the midfield [like] we are [usually] doing,” he said.
“This is much harder, so we had good training the whole time. My whole time in Formula 1, I’ve had pretty good training. The fight in the midfield is a lot tougher than what’s happening in the front.
“It was hard with Seb, obviously, putting a lot of pressure [on]. He gave me a hard time. But when you are ahead, you have clean air, you are the one who is dictating the pace on track, and in the end, we just made everything perfect.”