Double Points in Spanish Grand Prix for BWT Alpine F1 Team​​

BWT Alpine F1 Team added five points to their 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship total in Barcelona at the weekend (2nd-4th June) after Esteban Ocon finished eighth and Pierre Gasly tenth in the Spanish Grand Prix.

The race was very straightforward with both drivers on a two-stop strategy using all three tyre compounds. Ocon spent the race battling for a place in the top six to eventually finish in eighth whilst Gasly was consistently on the cusp of the top ten after a tricky start in the 66-lap Grand Prix where he lost four positions on the opening lap.

Ocon said “We leave Barcelona with double points again so I think we can be satisfied with our work this weekend. We finished eighth in the end and I don’t think there was much more we could have done today, with our race pace perhaps lacking a bit compared to our competitors who finished in front.”

Gasly added “On my side, it’s frustrating after such a strong qualifying yesterday and also the fact we showed good race pace today capable of fighting in the top six. Unfortunately, the penalties and the poor start had a big impact on my race, and we’ll collectively review to see what we can improve for next time.”

The team remains fifth in the Constructors’ Championship on 40 points.