Esteban Ocon: The team knows my preferences


At a press conference in Zandvoort, Esteban Ocon reiterated that, if it were his will, he would choose Mick Schumacher as his new partner, but he is ready to agree in advance with any decision that will be made in Alpine F1.

When asked if the team management consults with him on this issue, the French rider replied: “No. Although, of course, now, after Fernando Alonso announced his move to Aston Martin, there is a lot of talk about this. And I have no doubt, whoever becomes my partner, the team will make the right choice.

My preferences are known: if I were asked, I would say that I would choose Mick Schumacher. Unless, of course, he has some other proposals for next year. In any case, my task is to fully concentrate on my work, to fine-tune the car, to try to help the team progress. All this I want to do.

If we talk about Mika, then you need to start with the fact that he is my good friend. I also believe that he demonstrated his talent even when he competed in the youth categories. And in Formula 1 it’s not easy to show good results if you don’t have a very fast car. I was in the same situation at the beginning of my F1 career…

I have no doubt that if he gets a competitive car, he will be able to show excellent results. And our Alpine team is competitive now. Don’t get me wrong though, this is just my opinion. The team knows my preferences, but I don’t make the decisions.”


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