Fernando Alonso said it was beneficial to have a reference in Esteban Ocon as he returned to Formula 1 with Alpine this year.


  • Alonso returned to the sport after multiple years without racing in Formula 1, as he committed to other series like WEC.
  • The Spaniard said it was good to have a “very fast reference” in E steban Ocon as he got “up to speed” in his return.

What he said:

  • “It has been very close this year. At the beginning of the year, it was not even close. I was not up to speed, for sure. So it was very helpful to have Esteban on top of his game.”
  • “To try to get up to speed with a very fast reference was a good thing for me. I could make my adaptation a little bit shorter thanks to Esteban as well, to have that reference.”

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