The British Grand Prix takes place this weekend, 1st-3rd July, at Silverstone and team Alpine are entering the race in fifth position and only 8 points behind McLaren. They’ve earned more points than McLaren in the last five races (35 to McLaren’s 19) and are hoping to close the gap further.
Drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon go into this weekend's race after an outstanding performance two weeks ago which saw Alonso have his best qualifying effort in ten years and the team’s first front row grid start since 2010.
Otmar Szafnauer, the Team Principal commented: “The team leaves Canada feeling proud after scoring good points in today’s race with Esteban sixth and Fernando ninth after a post-race penalty…We’ve demonstrated our ability this weekend and we look forward to the next string of car updates for the next round with the objective of fighting further up the grid.”
Last year Alonso and Ocon finished in 7th and 9th places respectively at Silverstone and are hoping for a similar result or better in the 2022 race.
Pirelli have announced that they are allocating the hardest tyres in their range for the race this weekend, which were last used in the Spanish Grand Prix back in May. The teams will be able to use two sets of the hard C1, three sets of the medium C2, and eight sets of the soft C3 compounds.
The British Grand Prix is often one of the best attended races of the season with a strong support for all teams in attendance, and 2022 looks like it’s set to be no different. With the British weather often adding in an additional challenge it's set to be an exciting weekend of F1!