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Esteban Ocon

Ocon urges Alpine 'review' after Canada loss

Having been running in P4 in the early stages of the Canadian Grand Prix, Esteban Ocon was left wondering what could have been after ending the day further back in eighth place.

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Esteban Ocon has called for Alpine to "review" the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix after missing out following an early battle for P4.

The Frenchman enjoyed a strong start to the race and found himself running as high as fourth in the opening stages, having started from P6 on the grid.

However, Ocon lost positions as the Grand Prix progressed and ultimately ended the event in P8 after being unable to pass the Williams of Alex Albon in seventh.

"I managed to overtake Nico [Hulkenberg, at the start], and then with the problem for George [Russell] I was fourth," Ocon told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"We were fourth before the first round of stops. It's after that really that we started to lose positions."

Ocon: We need to review

While Ocon feels that the team are performing well on track, he believes that issues such as strategy choices need to be addressed.

"We're doing a great job on track but [it's more] outside the track," Ocon added.

"So we need to review where that was lost, if that was [during] the Safety Car or that was the strategy in general, going [to] two stops [from a one-stop].

"[We need to see] what exactly it was because we ended up behind Alex and we knew we shouldn't end up behind the Williams – they are extremely difficult to pass, and we couldn't we get in front.

"[There were] good battles we enjoyed, all of us as drivers. Alex, Valtteri [Bottas] and Lando [Norris], it was good fun to race with them.

"But [on this occasion] we lost."

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