Ocon cannot digest his elimination in Q1: “We completely failed”

Esteban Ocon was critical when reflecting on his premature elimination at Silverstone where he felt he could clearly do better.

Published on 06/07/2024 à 17:52

Gonzalo Forbes

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Ocon cannot digest his elimination in Q1: “We completely failed”

Return earlier than expected to the garage for Esteban Ocon. © Florent Gooden / DPPI

Alpine in a positive dynamic in recent weeks, Esteban Ocon expected to be normally qualified for Q2 and possibly fight for a place in Q3. But the Norman was taken by surprise and it was an exit from Q1 that welcomed him to Great Britain this Saturday.

In a session started with the intermediates before switching to slicks, the Habs were trapped by the improvement of the track and above all by a visibly poor judgment of the timing. While he was thinking of leaving for a final attempt with the aim of getting into Q2, Esteban Ocon was forced to relax his effort after being notified that he had taken the checkerboard. An error which did not go down very well with the person concerned.

« On the system it indicated that I had taken the checkered flag, he begins his explanation at the microphone of Canal +. For my part, I was sure of not having taken it, and sure of having passed after (before the lowering of the checkerboard in reality. Ed.). I asked the team three times but they confirmed that we had taken it and that the session was over for us.

I was obviously faster because the first sector was wet when I had my turn (previous). Today (SATURDAY), it was happening. We completely missed each other during the entire session. It's embarrassing for us. We will have to recover positions tomorrow (Sunday) but in any case this qualifying session is very disappointing. » Enough to set a little more fire in the powder of a relationship which has not exuded joy lately.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

07/07/2024 at 12:07 a.m.

Will Bruno Famin be unloaded by Flavio the King of Cheaters?



06/07/2024 at 06:44 a.m.

where was Briatore who must apparently manage everything since he has full powers? Is it still good advice? LOL !!!

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