Esteban Ocon scored Alpine’s best result since the Dutch Grand Prix with an encouraging run to fourth in Las Vegas, bouncing back from a poor qualifying.
Esteban Ocon praised Alpine’s performance at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, describing it as “extraordinary” and a result of everything coming together for the team after a difficult period. Starting from 16th on the grid, Ocon made a remarkable climb to fourth place, gaining eight positions on the opening lap alone due to the chaos at Turn 1. He passed his teammate Pierre Gasly for fifth and was eventually promoted to fourth when Oscar Piastri made a late pit stop. Although George Russell briefly overtook Ocon on the final lap, Ocon reclaimed the position after Russell’s penalty was applied. This was Ocon’s best result since Monaco and his first top-five finish since then. Ocon credited the team’s efforts and felt that their perseverance paid off. He mentioned the healing power of the Deadpool helmet and called the race crazy but satisfying. Ocon expressed hope to maintain this momentum until the end of the season and finish strongly in Abu Dhabi. He highlighted the team’s belief despite recent setbacks and praised their performance in both qualifying and the race. Ocon concluded by saying that everyone involved should be proud of themselves for their achievements.