Alpine driver Esteban Ocon believes the Singapore Grand Prix shall be a bodily difficult race, admitting that the circuit is just not one among his favorites.
F1 is heading to the Marina Bay Road Circuit for the Singapore GP. This would be the venue’s first F1 race in three years.
Talking to the on-site media on the Italian GP, together with Sportskeeda, Ocon stated:
“It is gonna be very bumpy. A giant problem, I believe, for us very bodily. I like Singapore, however the observe itself is just not my favourite, I’ve to say. They’re like go-karts on curbs, so it is gonna be a tough one. It is not going to be enjoyable. We’re up for the problem.”
Singapore’s sizzling and unpredictable climate, in addition to the bumpy floor of the Marina Bay Road Circuit, will pose challenges to the new-generation F1 automobiles.
Nonetheless, Estaban Ocon is curious to know the totally different approaches and setups that groups will use within the subsequent race weekend. He stated:
“It is going to be fascinating additionally to see who chooses what by way of setup. For those who go for the automobile that rides effectively or for those who go for the automobile that offers grip, it is all the time a tradeoff.”
Former F1 driver reckons Esteban Ocon would make a tough teammate for Pierre Gasly
Former F1 driver Paul di Resta feels Esteban Ocon would make a tough teammate for Pierre Gasly, who has been rumored to affix Alpine for the 2023 season. Nonetheless, the Scotsman believes the Alpha Tauri driver will nonetheless be an excellent addition to the staff.
Commenting on the Frenchman’s rapport with Gasly on Sky Sports activities F1, Di Resta stated:
“It’s no secret that he and Esteban Ocon don’t essentially get on too effectively. I don’t suppose too many teammates get on with Ocon, to be trustworthy. You heard Fernando on the radio. They work collectively on observe however off it? He might be fairly tough. Sergio Perez had the identical difficulty.
“That is about compensation for [Alpine] to have the ability to then get Gasly. A double-French line-up can be nice. Gasly in that system, with the way in which he’s driving, can be a credit score.”
Though Pierre Gasly is rumored to be becoming a member of Alpine, Esteban Ocon has been vocal about his choice for a teammate — Mick Schumacher.
To date, there was no affirmation relating to who the French staff will choose as their second driver. Nonetheless, there was hypothesis a couple of shootout check for drivers. Nico Hulkenberg, Daniel Ricciardo, and Antonio Giovinazzi are all linked to the shootout.
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