VIDEO – Ocon and Alonso clash during the Sprint Shootout in Brazil

Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso collided at high speed during SQ1 at Interlagos, with the Frenchman ending his race in the wall. Both pilots blamed each other in their respective radios.

Published on 04/11/2023 à 15:31

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VIDEO – Ocon and Alonso clash during the Sprint Shootout in Brazil

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The two former teammates from Alpine made contact during SQ1 before the Sprint Race in Brazil. Esteban Ocon et Fernando Alonso hooked up after the “S of Senna” at Interlagos, in the third corner. The Frenchman, on a fast lap, suffered a slight oversteer at full speed and moved to the right, where theAston Martin from the Spanish.

THEAlpine #31 then violently hit the tire barrier on the outside of the corner. Despite the power of the impact, the Norman emerged unscathed from his car.

An accident which will be studied by the commissioners after the Sprint Shootout. Naturally, both pilots blamed each other in their respective radios. Esteban Ocon treated Fernando Alonso “idiot”, while the Iberian declared to his team that the Frenchman “turned on him”. Sixteenth in SQ1 before his accident, Esteban Ocon will start from the 8th row on Saturday afternoon, or even further back if elements have to be changed on the A523.

Alonso's left front suspension broke in the collision, which could prematurely end the double world champion's qualification.

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