The pilot market of the Formula 1 it continues to move, even though we are not yet halfway through the season. The pilots of the different teams continue to negotiate their future with the leaders and some do not have their destiny assured. However, the team Alpine He has already confirmed to the duo of pilots that he will be at the controls of his car next season: Fernando Alonso Y Esteban Ocon.
The French brand did not hesitate for a second. Esteban Ocon renewed his contract with the team for at least three more seasons, despite the fact that there was a link that united him with Mercedes. Ocon was a reserve driver for the German brand and it was even rumored that he could join the team in case Valtteri Bottas leave the team. However, the French do not want to let their diamond escape.
So far this season, Ocon could keep up with Alonso. Although the Asturian is a point above, they could be at an even level. The Frenchman had a tough challenge, which he is fighting with good results. In total, together they add up to 25 points, which place Alpine in seventh place in the Formula 1 Constructors’ championship, behind Aston Martin.
Ocon spoke to the official Alpine team website in a statement released by the team. There he showed his happiness for having renewed the bond that unites him with the team of his country. “I am delighted to continue with the team beyond this year and it is a fantastic feeling to secure my future with Alpine,” said the driver, who already has a podium in Formula 1.
“We have progressed well together since I joined the team and my goal is to continue that journey in the future. We have great challenges ahead, especially with the new regulations in 2022. I am confident that we can achieve our goals by working hard together, ”he added. This weekend both Alonso and Ocon land at Alpine’s home, for the French Grand Prix.
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