Esteban Ocon admits that he is “very pleased” with Alpine’s improvements in the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Ocon finished his second season at Alpine in 2021. It surely was a season to remember for the Frenchman as he scored his maiden F1 victory in Hungary. Alpine had several impressive performances throughout the year, including Fernando Alonso’s podium finish in Qatar and Ocon’s 4th-place finish in Saudi Arabia.

Ocon was happy with how the team improved in 2021.

“I think [the team have made] huge progress. Everything we did inside [the team], operationally, taking strategy decisions, looking after the tires, looking after the car itself, and getting the maximum out of it,” he said.

“I think it’s been huge progress, and I’m very pleased that we’ve done that this year.

“Of course, we got two podiums, almost three, this season for the team, with a car that didn’t perform as good as last year. I think we had not as good of a package.

“But we’ve still managed to overcome these issues, get on top of it, and still score very decent results.”

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