Alpine driver Esteban Ocon has been struggling to carry his pace from qualifying into the main race all season. He, however, thinks that the team is very much capable of putting pressure on their rivals Ferrari at the upcoming Monaco GP.
The French driver came in ninth place in Spain while Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc finished P7 and P4 respectively.
While Alpine has been progressing this season, Ferrari too has been picking up their pace, something they had trouble with last year.
But, is that enough to keep them in front of Alpine?
Alpine are in good shape: Ocon
Speaking to RacingNews365, Ocon said, “I think we should be in good shape in Monaco.
“I think we are going to be able to perform as good [as in Spain] so I think we can give a fight to Ferrari and the other cars around them in qualifying, I’m pretty confident about that.
“The area where we are focused in for Monaco is the race [pace]. But it’s hard to overtake so it’s less of a critical point. I think we are a bit slower than Ferrari and McLaren at the moment on pure race pace,” Ocon concluded.
The Frenchman scoring top 10 consistently
Ocon has been performing consistently, especially after making it to the top-10 in the last three races which led to him gathering 10 points.
Apart from that, he has also been having great luck during the qualifying sessions after securing a fifth-place start for the Spanish Grand Prix.
The 24-year-old is currently looking to improve his form so that he can tackle Ferrari and then ultimately McLaren.
Alpine is in fifth place in the constructor’s championship after scoring 15 points.
They are hoping that more points will follow soon.
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