Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Formula 1

Alpine changes Ocon’s power unit after car fire

Esteban Ocon at the Sao Paulo GP. Credits:

Alpine announced that they had changed the power unit on Esteban Ocon’s car after an incident after the Sprint.

Ocon’s car caught fire in the pit lane at the conclusion of the Sprint on Saturday. The fire was caused by a fuel leak.

Ahead of the Sao Paulo GP, Alpine confirmed that they had replaced the damaged power unit.

The power unit installed on Ocon’s car is one of those he has used before which means that the Frenchman will avoid the grid penalty.

“As a result of the fuel leak on Esteban’s car after Saturday’s Sprint qualifying and the subsequent damage caused by the fire – the team has changed his PU for today’s race from his pool,” Alpine’s statement read.

“This means he will not take a grid penalty and will start today’s race from the seventeenth place. The damaged parts on the chassis have also been replaced.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like


Dutch player Wout Weghorst called Argentine Lionel Messi’s attitude “really disappointing” following their quarter-final match of the FIFA World Cup. Argentina eliminated the Netherlands...


The Argentina national team took five penalties throughout the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This is the most penalty kicks a team was awarded...


Al Hilm will be present in the last three matches of the World Cup and only Argentina, Croatia, Morocco, and France will have the...


Brazil and Croatia are going to extra time after a draw of the two halves of their match at the FIFA World Cup in...