The Alpine F1 team has steadily improved race by race after a poor start to the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Esteban Ocon has displayed a steady improvement in performance and qualified in sixth position. Fernando Alonso has struggled in qualification and could only qualify in thirteenth position at the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix.
Ocon has held his own against his experienced team-mate Alonso. The Alpine F1 team is in only seventh position in the constructors’ championship. To stay in the tight midfield batlle, the team has to make big improvements in its performance as the season progresses.
Davide Brivio, the Racing Director of the Alpine F1 team, was satisfied with the performance the team has made and said: “We’re very pleased with sixth position today for Esteban. He did a great job throughout all of the sessions today and was very consistent.
“The team also executed our plan in qualifying very well so we can be pleased with that. It was a pity for Fernando, but on the positive we do have some options for his strategy tomorrow. I think we are in a good position for the race and that’s when it all counts.”
The team will hope that Ocon can convert his good qualification position into a good haul of points in the race, Alonso with a good strategy can also progress in the race and clinch some points