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F1, "Ocon will change dimension", according to Prost

2021-08-01T18:14:32.635Z

Esteban Ocon, winner on Sunday in Hungary of his first Formula 1 Grand Prix, will "change dimension", believes Alain Prost, the quadruple champion ...



Esteban Ocon, winner on Sunday in Hungary of his first Formula 1 Grand Prix, will "

change dimension

", said Alain Prost, the four-time F1 world champion, interviewed by Canal + after the victory of the young Frenchman. "

I'm really happy for Esteban because he's had some very, very complicated times, weeks

," said Prost, who is still part of the Alpine F1 management team, in a non-executive role. “

When you win an F1 GP, you move into a different dimension

,” added the former driver and team manager. “

The proof, he starts eighth and he can win a race. Every time he's going to be at the start of a GP, he's going to think about that. It puts him in a different status in terms ofteam

". Ocon became the 14th French driver to win a Formula 1 race on Sunday. “

There were quite a few small criticisms when his contract was signed, over three years, so it will stabilize everyone. And also with Fernando (Alonso), we will have a duo that will complement each other more and more, so it's really very positive,

”said Prost. The quadruple world champion with 51 victories also spoke of Alonso's crucial role during this race in Hungary: “

Today, the symbol is really the victory of Esteban on one side, and on the other 'incredible self-sacrifice by Fernando and the whole team, because it was still not easy in recent weeks

”.

Source: lefigaro

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