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Ocon keen for Alpine to 'execute better races'

Alpine had a better outing at the Miami Grand Prix, but Esteban Ocon wants to see fewer "disappointing" races from the team.

Esteban Ocon wants to see Alpine "executing better races" after their troubled start to the 2023 Formula 1 season which has yielded just 14 points in the Constructors' Championship. The Frenchman was hit with a hat-trick of penalties in Bahrain, while a near-miss with photographers at the end of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix capped off a nightmare weekend for the squad. CEO Laurent Rossi has recently blasted the team for appearing "amateur" at times , demanding improvements from Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer. Ocon feels that the squad need to focus on having a "smooth weekend" and bring home some much-needed points. "While our thoughts remain with Emilia-Romagna, our racing focus turns to Monaco. Like Miami, we need to ensure that we have a smooth weekend and bring home deserved points," said Ocon. "We’ve had a couple of disappointing race weekends this year so the team is focused on executing better races across the board."

Ocon eager to show Alpine can challenge top teams

The cancellation of the race in Imola last weekend delivered some relief for Alpine, as it meant Ocon's teammate Pierre Gasly escaped any potential race ban from accumulating more points on his Super Licence. Ocon says the team want to show they can compete with the best, as they look to turn around their fortunes and finish more regularly in the points. He added: "We are eager to get back out there and show our pace and show that we can compete with some of the top teams. "Monaco is always an exciting weekend, one of the highlights of the season, and we will be looking to put on a good show for the fans."

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