Otmar Szafnauer confirms that Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso will have the latest floor specification at the Miami GP.

Alpine designed a new floor for the Emilia Romagna GP. However, only one sample was made and it was on Alonso’s car.

Szafnauer revealed that the new specification proved to be effective and Ocon would have it on his car as well in Miami.

“The upgrades we brought to the A522 worked as expected in Imola, which is a great sign that the hard work behind the scenes at the factory is paying off, especially in developing and validating these aerodynamic updates,” the Alpine team principal said.

“As a result of those efforts, the new spec floor we had on Fernando’s car will be on both cars this weekend.

“Although Fernando’s floor suffered significant damage in the race because of the first lap incident with Mick [Schumacher], we were able to recover the part and make the necessary repairs.

“It’s great that both cars have the upgrade, which performed to expectations.

“There’s more to come in the coming races in this very important and intense development race.”

Szafnauer also stated that the team was working on improving race pace.

“As we’ve seen at the first four races, our low fuel, qualifying pace looks very competitive.

“That said, points are scored on Sundays, so while we qualify well, we need to capitalize on these promising starting positions.

“The team has been working hard to identify these areas and work through different set-up changes to help improve our race pace while also managing our tyres a bit differently.

“It’s a fine balance between improving race pace without impacting our qualifying speed.”

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