Ocon slams “reckless” F1 drivers after Melbourne Grand Prix chaos
Reckless Driving” and Chaotic Restarts Plague Australian Grand Prix: Ocon and Le Normand Share Their Views on the Race.
Ocon has criticized certain “reckless” F1 drivers in the field, pointing to the excessive risks taken during the starts in Melbourne. Although he was among the leading pack towards the end of the Australian Grand Prix, his hopes of scoring points were dashed by a collision with his own teammate.
Reflecting on the race after the fact, Le Normand acknowledged that “it’s really a shame to not have any cars finish, especially after showing good pace throughout the weekend.” “We had the performance to fight with the Ferraris and Aston Martins, so it’s tough for all of us to come away empty-handed.”
Le Normand has reviewed the footage of the crash with Pierre Gasly and hasn’t changed his mind. “The final restart was very chaotic and everything happened so fast. The contact with Pierre is regrettable, but I’m glad that we’re both okay. We discussed it, everything’s fine, and there’s no hard feelings. We’re both already looking forward to the next race, and I know the whole team will want to quickly turn the page on this weekend.”
On the other hand, Ocon is much more outspoken about the “reckless driving” of other drivers during the Australian Grand Prix. “Gasly was a victim of the carnage in front. I could have hit any car. There were cars coming back onto the track, and obviously Pierre was one of them. But there’s no hard feelings because he reacted as best he could to what was happening with the others.”
“However, I do blame the reckless driving of some drivers, especially Nyck (de Vries),” he said. In fact, it was Yuki Tsunoda next to him who caused the incident, as De Vries was behind and was hit by Logan Sargeant.
“Although my tires were hot, I didn’t sense that the road was very slippery. But what was tricky was the lower light, we couldn’t see very well. But some drivers were just a bit reckless in turn 1, like Nyck (actually Yuki, editor’s note) on the inside. It was very tight, and obviously there’s a lot to gain at that moment, but a bit too much for some drivers.”
Ocon slams reckless F1 drivers after Melbourne GP chaos Ocon slams reckless F1 drivers after Melbourne GP chaos Ocon slams reckless F1 drivers after Melbourne GP chaos
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