Alpine driver Esteban Ocon said that French rival Pierre Gasly joining the team for the 2023 season is an “awesome story.”
The AlphaTauri driver will conclude its Red Bull cycle this year to move with the French outfit next season, alongside childhood rival Ocon, who, when asked if they’ll get along well at the team, said “Yeah, we will do. And to be honest, I think it’s an awesome story to tell.
“I mean, we started go-karting together. That’s pretty crazy. I have a lot of fantastic memories obviously with Pierre when we were kids.
“And you know, we lost ourselves a little bit. He was doing different championships, he went to Japan, I was staying in Europe, different teams, different times.
“But I think it would be great to collaborate together. It’s not only myself now from Normandy, we are all three from Normandy, me, Pierre, and the brand.
“So if we can bring that team to the top and make Normandy win, that would be something special.”