According to Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso seldom contributed to Alpine’s marketing or development efforts. The Spaniard’s unwillingness to take on the labor behind the scenes, according to the Frenchman, may have contributed to his overwork.
Fernando Alonso’s move to Aston Martin for 2023 and beyond seems to soothe the Frenchman.
Esteban Ocon said that he was overworked at Alpine and had to handle the bulk of the marketing and development tasks. He was upset with Fernando Alonso and his remarks. The Spanish driver’s lack of internal team discussion regarding his problems displeased the Frenchman.
Esteban Ocon said to Ouest France in regards to Fernando Alonso: “I was upset by his statements in the press. We haven’t spoken about it at all. I will continue to hold him in high regard. His moving to Aston Martin is excellent, and we’re doing our part on our own. In all honesty, I did 98% of the work and he did 2%. I had too much work. I was the one who handled all of the simulator development and marketing travels.”
The harsh accusations made by Esteban Ocon imply that the 40-year-old has a reputation for his behavior at the French company. In contrast to their collaboration in 2021, the pair have argued on the track many times, compromising one another.
Fernando Alonso continues to yearn for a third championship with Aston Martin
After testing Aston Martin for the first time in the Abu Dhabi test, the two-time world champion is anticipating a third championship.
Fernando Alonso believes the Silverstone team has a lot of bright individuals, and he aspires to be a part of their success and aid them in achieving their objectives.
The Spaniard stated this when chatting with the BBC in Abu Dhabi:
“Ultimately, what drives me every day is winning the title… Maybe not the next year, but who knows? After this year, they [Aston Martin] want [to be] much better in the next several seasons. And now, with this project of theirs, there are other things that appeal to me – to attempt to strengthen the team. They have a lot of new team members, fantastic talent, and brand-new facilities.”
Fernando Alonso has changed teams four times since taking home his last championship in 2006, including Aston Martin.
In the driver’s championship, Fernando Alonso finished his 2022 season in tenth place, 11 points behind his old colleague Esteban Ocon. Alpine did earn an outstanding fourth in the constructor’s championship, however.
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