After the incredible weekend at the Hungaroring for Alpine, where Esteban Ocon won his first-ever race in Formula 1, the French outfit knows that the Belgian GP is going to be a hard race.

Alan Permane, Alpine sporting director, praised the team for the great work done in Hungary since it managed to make the most out of the situation, but he also added that the win does not mean Alpine has made a huge step forward.

Moreover, Spa is very different from the Hungaroring, and for Alpine, it will be a challenging weekend. Plus, Permane added that everybody was pretty surprised after the win in Hungary. 

 “I think if you look at where we were in qualifying, we thought we would adapt well to Budapest,” he said.

“I think we are in the position we are in. We are going to continue learning about the car, and we are going to continue improving it, but only little by little as others will do with their cars.”

To conclude, Permane said that Spa is a pretty fast track, and he is worried that the characteristics of the circuit will not help Alpine.

“The next race is tough, it is a long and fast track, and it makes us a little nervous for the race. We do not feel that we have the same performance on those long tracks, on circuits that demand high energy,” he concluded.

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