Monaco’s Esteban Ocon declined to comment on Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi’s recent statements.
Esteban Ocon in Monaco declined to comment on Alpine’s CEO’s recent statements Laurent Rossi.
“It wasn’t an easy start to the season,” Szafnauer replied, “so I don’t know, maybe that’s why he made that comment.”
However, French driver Ocon said on Thursday he would not comment on the story at all as he was focused “100 percent” on his job.
However, he admitted that Alpine needs to improve.
“I think there’s a little bit everywhere,” said the 26-year-old. “It’s not just the chassis level, I think it’s the whole thing that determines whether you have a performance car or not.
But Ocon suggested media speculation was unhelpful.
“Yes, we all have to work together because we have proof today with Aston Martin that you can come from a midfield team and make a big leap,” he said.
“It’s possible, they’ve proven it, and honestly, respect to them for being able to do it because it points the way for all the other teams.”
Teammate Pierre Gaslyanother Frenchman, was also asked about Rossi’s criticism in Miami.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a criticism, but rather the drive, the will and the desire to be on top and everyone is trying their best,” he said.
“I trust the team in the progress they have shown over the last few years. We had a slightly slower start than we would have liked and wanted, but now we just need to keep our heads down and make progress weekend after weekend.”