Uncategorized

Gasly, Ocon "mature enough" to work together at Alpine F1 team – Motorsport.com

The pair were childhood friends in their karting days in Normandy, but they had some personal issues as they were working their way up the ranks.
Many observers thought it would be impossible for them to be teammates in F1 given the potential tensions, but Gasly insists that there’s a bigger picture and that being in the same team will be positive.
“I think it’s more than talking about the relationship,” he said when about it asked by Motorsport.com. “It’s talking about the odds of us being teammates when we were six years old and racing in karting on a small track next to our hometown.
“Under the snow, there was no one that turned up, and we were the only ones that turned up doing free laps, getting in the track, trying to warm us up.
“At that time it was only a dream to get to F1, and we knew that even the chance for one of us to make it there was pretty much impossible.
“But to be now racing in the same team in F1 for a French manufacturer is just an incredible story.
“We have had our ups and downs in our relationship, but I do believe this is also an opportunity for us to clear a bit what’s happened in the past, and I’m definitely not worried.
“We are mature enough and intelligent enough to know what is best for us, and mainly most important for the team.”
Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool
Gasly acknowledged that both men realise that they have to work together to help raise the level of the Alpine team.
“At the end of the day, we all have the common target to be fighting at the front, we all want podiums, we all want to win, and we know for that we’ve got to work together for the team, and push the team forward.
“That’s why I’m not naturally concerned about it, because it’s for our own good to work together. We both know it very well, and we are both smart enough and mature enough now to know that.”
Asked if he’d had much contact with Ocon since the deal started to become a reality, he said: “Not really, until it was signed and all sealed, and we had the opportunity to see each other.
“We will have time to spend some time together, and I’m definitely not worried, it’s not a concern at all for the coming year.”
Verstappen thought he would win F1 championship after French GP
Seidl: “Very tough” for McLaren to stay in F1 fight with Alpine
Aston Martin must “stay realistic” in Alfa Romeo F1 chase
Red Bull has strongest F1 technical line-up in its history, says Horner
Hamilton’s first experience of turning silver into gold
Ocon: Alpine F1 car upgrade made Japanese GP “pure pleasure”
Hamilton: F1 battle with Ocon in Suzuka was “the most fun”
The trait displayed by F1’s newest winner to earn Alpine’s trust
Alpine F1 hopes Gasly and Ocon will repair fractured friendship
Why Red Bull freedom and an Alpine switch can define Gasly’s F1 career
Alpine confirms Gasly as Alonso’s F1 replacement for 2023
Australia MotoGP: Martin storms to pole with record lap
Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin snatched pole from Marc Marquez for the MotoGP Australian Grand Prix with a new lap record, as Francesco Bagnaia was the fastest title challenger in third.
Phillip Island hairpin renamed after Miller
Phillip Island’s famous hairpin has been renamed Miller Corner in honour of MotoGP ace Jack Miller.
Bizarre Suzuki test planned on eve of MotoGP exit
Suzuki will stage a final private test at Motegi on the eve of its factory exit from MotoGP, Motorsport.com has learned.
Australia MotoGP: Marquez tops FP3, Bastianini into Q1
Marc Marquez topped a frantic third practice session for the Australian GP at Phillip Island as Enea Bastianini was the only title contender to miss out on a guaranteed Q2 spot.
Mika Hakkinen: An F1 life in pictures
At the turn of the century Formula 1 became the Mika and Michael show as Mika Hakkinen claimed two world championships by going wheel-to-wheel with Michael Schumacher. Over a collection of images from his F1 career, the Flying Finn shares some cherished memories with MAURICE HAMILTON about his route to the top, annoying Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, and that overtake in Spa…
The one thing that can’t be sacrificed amid Red Bull’s F1 overspend controversy
OPINION: The FIA revealed this week that Red Bull breached Formula 1’s cost cap, throwing the team into controversy. But why did its calculation put it several million dollars below the cost cap limit when the FIA deemed it to be over? And what will the governing body do as a sanction? What happens next could have vital implications for the very future of the world championship
The steps the FIA must take to restore its authority inside and outside F1
OPINION: After Spa and Abu Dhabi in 2021, Formula 1 has another saga to address after the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix. And it’s one that centres on the decisions of motorsport’s governing body, which is having what good it does do damaged in the court of public opinion. Here are some steps that would address this and hopefully satisfy all parties
How to relieve Formula 1’s extreme wet-weather caution
With three Formula 1 races having been disrupted by rain so far this season, the series has been made to look excessively cautious in the way it dealt with wet conditions. But what can be done to alleviate disruption like that which was seen in Suzuka?
Why weather isn’t a true F1 leveller 
After a wet couple of Formula 1 rounds in Singapore and Japan, it is timely that PAT SYMONDS investigates the true effect of weather on car performance in F1
Japanese Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2022
Two drivers earn maximum scores in Motorsport.com’s driver ratings as Formula 1 made its long-awaited return to Japan. In the tricky conditions that greeted the grid at one of grand prix racing’s grandee circuits, here’s who impressed and who flattered to deceive
The controversy that should never overshadow Verstappen’s Suzuka magic
The Japanese Grand Prix had a little bit of everything – for the right and the wrong reasons. From a recovery vehicle on-track controversy to both points and penalty confusion, Formula 1 went through a difficult afternoon at a soaking Suzuka, but none of which can discredit Max Verstappen’s latest masterclass to make him a worthy 2022 world champion
Ten moments that won Verstappen the 2022 Formula 1 title
While Max Verstappen’s second Formula 1 world championship triumph didn’t match the drama and controversy of his maiden success last year, it demonstrated how both driver and team have become an unstoppable force at the start of a new ground-effect era. Here’s a play-by-play account of the 10 key moments which decided how the season turned out

source

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like