French Drivers at Alpine: A Season of Mixed Results
The French duo at Alpine, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, have had an evenly matched performance in their first season as teammates. However, this season has been less than satisfactory for the Enstone outfit, which had hoped to build on its fourth-place finish from the previous year’s constructors’ championship.
Gasly admitted that the current season has not lived up to their expectations, with the team struggling to secure a position higher than sixth in the championship standings. Despite their best efforts, they have faced several challenges that have hindered their progress.
High Expectations, Disappointing Outcome
Alpine had set out to consolidate on their previous year’s success and aimed for an even better finish in this season’s championship. Unfortunately, they have been unable to meet these high expectations, leaving Gasly and Ocon feeling frustrated.
A Competitive Partnership
Despite their struggles as a team, Gasly and Ocon have proven to be evenly matched in terms of performance. Both drivers have showcased their skills and talent, often battling it out on the circuit.
Gasly expressed his desire for improvements in the future. He specifically mentioned wanting a smaller cockpit in the 2024 Alpine F1 car compared to the long-arm design of the current model. This change is seen as a way to enhance driver comfort and control during races.
However, the French driver understands that managing such changes is not an easy task for the team. It requires careful planning and collaboration between the engineers and the drivers to ensure a smooth transition.
As the current season comes to a close, Alpine will need to regroup and strategize for the future. Gasly and Ocon will work closely with the team to identify areas of improvement and develop a stronger car for the next championship.
With their competitive partnership and determination to succeed, the French duo aims to bounce back stronger in the upcoming seasons and secure better results for themselves and the team.