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Esteban Ocon

Ocon: Alpine F1 in good hands after management change

The newly rebranded outfit said goodbye to team principal Cyril Abiteboul, with Davide Brivio brought in as racing director.

Esteban Ocon believes Alpine are in a good position heading into the upcoming season, as their new management group are motivated and ready to take the team forward.

The newly rebranded team recently said goodbye to team principal Cyril Abiteboul, with Davide Brivio brought in as racing director. Brivio will report to new Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi, and while Ocon hasn't met his new bosses in person just yet, he's confident the team are in good hands.

"We haven't been to Enstone, unfortunately, it's a little bit complicated to travel and with all the restrictions we haven't been able," he told Autosport.com. "But we kept in touch a lot on the phone with all the members of the team, with the new bosses as well.

"We look to be in good hands, they are really motivated and really humble and they are trying to help as much as they can. So that's all very positive. But yeah, as soon as we are going to be able to travel again to the UK, we will do so."

Ocon admits it was tough to see Abiteboul leave given he was the one that brought him in to the Renault team, but he wished him nothing but the best for the future.

"It was definitely very sad to see Cyril leave," the Frenchman added. "Cyril has [led] the project of the team for many, many years, and we were starting to see the results coming, with podiums, with good results, with top fives.

"And to see him leave at that time is something difficult, and I wish him the best for the future. He's a really good guy, and one person that I really appreciate, and that has helped me to come where I am today."


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