Otmar Szafnauer says Ocon and Alonso ‘let the team down’ in Brazilian GP sprint race

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Otmar Szafnauer says Ocon and Alonso ‘let the team down’ in Brazilian GP sprint race

Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, the two drivers from the Alpine team, had clashed on Saturday during the Brazilian Grand Prix sprint race, on the São Paulo circuit. The two men had suddenly finished far in the standings, respectively 15th and 18th, and will start from the back of the grid on Sunday.

Not a good situation, when you know that Alpine is fighting for fourth place in the constructors’ classification, far behind the untouchables Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes. On Saturday, Ocon said Alonso was ” Out of nowhere »while the Spaniard recalled that ” sometimes it was very competitive within a team “and that it had already happened to his teammate” with Perez, with Verstappen “.

“Esteban and Fernando must do a better job”

Otmar Szafnauer, team boss, said his two drivers ” had let the team down “. ” We are in a very tight fight for fourth place (of builders). It’s a goal for which more than 1,000 employees work tirelesslyhe added. Frankly, Esteban and Fernando need to do a better job so that the fantastic efforts of all team members are rewarded, and avoid incidents on the track, which compromise the performance of the whole team. »

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