Alpine’s Esteban Ocon says he was glad to help hold back Sergio Perez during the Qatar Grand Prix to help Fernando Alonso claim third place.


  • Alonso helped in defending at the Hungarian Grand Prix so that Ocon could claim victory of the race.
  • Ocon says he was glad to pay back to Alonso at the Qatar GP, helping the Spaniard secure third place, his first podium after 7 years.

What he said:

  • “I slowed him [Red Bull’s Sergio Perez] down a good three seconds and that was what we needed.”
  • “It was not easy to defend as Budapest because the straights are longer and he was on fresher tires, so it was a different set of circumstances.”
  • “I’m glad that I played my part and I gave a little bit back of what Fernando [Alonso] gave me in Budapest.”

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