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Esteban Ocon

Ocon vows to launch 'war mode' on back of disappointing Alpine season

The Alpine driver wants to focus even more on his racing and have less distractions outside of the cockpit.

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Esteban Ocon will be going into "war mode" over the Formula 1 winter break, as he looks to improve Alpine's fortunes in 2024.

The Frenchman insists that he wants even greater focus on his racing and fewer distractions outside of the cockpit, having achieved a best position of third at this year's Monaco Grand Prix.

Alpine came into the 2023 season with high hopes, but suffered from poor reliability and mid-season management shakeup. Ocon himself finished only 12th in the Drivers' Championship, four places lower than in 2022.

The team also slipped from fourth to sixth this year, with Ocon left rueing "missed opportunities" for the team.

Ocon focusing on racing

Team Principal Bruno Famin insists they are focusing on having he right people in place for 2024, while Ocon will be making sure he is race ready over the offseason.

"From January 2nd until the first test I will be back fully into training camp,” Ocon told media, including RacingNews365.

“I'm going to be more doing the way I was doing it in 2022, which is no life, flat out, only racing. We've been doing a lot of different things and activations outside the track this year.

“That's going to change next year. It's back to war mode and fully focused on the racing side. Before that there's going be the Christmas party of the team, there's going be some simulator work.

“I'm going be able to have a couple of days seeing my family that I haven't seen for a while. We're going to have some good times with friends, with Mick [Schumacher], with all my friends in December as well, and then it's fully focused on next year."

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