F1: A “bandit” arrives at Alpine and spills the beans on Ocon’s successor!

F1: A “bandit” arrives at Alpine and spills the beans on Ocon’s successor!
F1: A “bandit” arrives at Alpine and spills the beans on Ocon’s successor!

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F1: A “bandit” arrives at Alpine and spills the beans on Ocon’s successor!

Published on July 2, 2024 at 6:35 p.m.

Hungry for sport, he grew up to the sound of Formula 1 engines and the exploits of Ronaldinho. Today, with a Master’s degree in sports journalism, he never misses an F1 Grand Prix or a PSG match, his two passions and specialties.

For a few days now, Esteban Ocon’s departure has been official. For the moment, the French driver has still not found his new team while Alpine has not found his successor either. However, Flavio Briatore, who has just joined the management of Alpine, is very complimentary about a certain Carlos Sainz. Is this enough to see a clue concerning the name of the future Alpine driver?

After a disastrous start to the season, Alpine has righted the ship in the last few races. It must be said that there are many internal changes. First of all, Esteban Ocon will leave the French team at the end of the season, while Pierre Gasly on the contrary, has extended his contract. But above all, Alpine saw a certain person arrive Flavio Briatore within its management. The very experienced Italian leader arrives as an executive advisor and for Bernie Ecclestonethis is excellent news for Alpine who needed a ” bandit ».

Briatore is “a bandit among angels” for Ecclestone

« I had Luca de Meo on the phone for a long time. He was desperate. That’s when Briatore’s name came up. We quickly agreed that in such a confusing situation, only a man of action – a bandit among angels – could help. There are already enough saints in F1. Flavio’s great strength has always been to have short discussions, to do and think big. You don’t need friends in Formula 1, you just need success “, assures the former boss of the F1 in remarks reported by Nextgen-auto.com.

“It’s incredible that such a pilot is still free”

Moreover, one of the first missions of Flavio Briatore will be to find a driver to replace Esteban Ocon. And apparently, the Italian seems to have a weakness for Carlos Sainz : « It’s incredible that such a driver is still available. There is a lot of interest, even if for now, for Alpine, the driver doesn’t make the difference. We have to fix the car first, but we all want to have him in the team and we will do everything in our power to do so. We will see in the coming days. The recent results of the other two options (Williams F1 and Audi/Stake, editor’s note) that Carlos has only speak in our favour ” It remains to be seen whether the pilot Ferrari will be in the bucket of theAlpine next season.

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