BWT Alpine F1 Team Results at the Chinese Grand Prix​​

Alpine F1 Team race at the Chinese Grand Prix

BWT Alpine F1 Team's points tally remained unchanged despite a challenging qualifying session on Friday and a chaotic race on Saturday at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Ocon stated “As expected, it was a hectic race today with plenty of action and close racing, which was really fun from behind the wheel. Overall, we managed the race and the tyres well. The positive is that we were more competitive here and put ourselves in contention for points, but narrowly missed out in the end - albeit being the best result of the season. We made a small step in performance this weekend, with the new parts the team brought to the track working as expected. Thank you to the team for fast-tracking the upgrades, but we must keep improving in order to remain in the fight for points in the coming races, continuing in Miami in two weeks’ time.”

Bruno Famin added “It was an incident-packed race with multiple Safety Car periods, meaning we needed to stay alert and be ready to react, which we did with a well-executed double stacked pit-stop. Esteban drove a great race to be within striking distance of scoring points, but just missed out in the end. Pierre also did well to recover and make up places after the delay in his first stop. Thankfully nobody was hurt, and we will investigate the reasons to avoid such incidents in future. What today shows is that we still have work to do, and as a team, we need to keep pushing for more performance, as we did not quite have enough today. Special thanks to the team at the factory, who put in a big effort to bring new parts to Shanghai, which performed as expected.”

The team are now working hard towards the Miami Grand Prix, which takes place 3-5th May at the Miami International Autodrome in Miami, Florida USA.