Esteban Ocon must be nicknamed the French minister of defence, asserts Alpine boss Otmar Szafnaeur

Esteban Ocon had an excellent 2022 F1 season with Alpine. Whereas he wasn’t in a position to bag a podium end like final yr, he scored a great deal of factors and completed above his teammate Fernando Alonso. Otmar Szafnaeur, Alpine’s staff boss, has praised the Frenchman and humorously tried to present him a brand new nickname for his performances.

Talking in a press briefing, Otmar talked about how Perez is named the ‘minister of defence’ and mentioned that he wished to present that nickname to Esteban Ocon as a substitute. He jokingly requested across the press briefing room for the interpretation of ‘minister of defence’ in French. He mentioned:

“I do know Checo’s nickname is minister of defence, however perhaps we must always change that to… what’s minister of defence in France? Let’s determine what that’s. Work out what that’s and provides him that nickname!”

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