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Gasly Confident Despite Ocon’s F1 Exit

Gasly Unfazed by Ocon’s Alpine Departure

06/06/2024

Pierre Gasly remains unfazed by Esteban Ocon’s departure from Alpine F1, asserting his future remains clear and promising as he discusses the end of their professional collaboration.

Esteban Ocon is set to leave Alpine F1 at the end of the season, marking the conclusion of his partnership with Pierre Gasly. The silence that followed a question during the day’s press conference was telling…

When asked if Ocon’s departure would affect his future, Gasly replied, “To be honest, absolutely not. At the moment, my position is quite clear. For the rest of the season, I believe it will be very good for my future. As of now, I have nothing significant to announce, and you will know in due course.”

Ocon has been mentioned among several teams. While his teammate appears to have options with Audi and Haas, Gasly seems rather confined to his current seat, and the ongoing season does not give him much cause for celebration.

“That’s your opinion. Not mine. I won’t discuss my options. With a few good races, the trend could turn around in no time.”

In the meantime, the collaboration with Ocon must continue for 16 races. Gasly pondered for a long time when asked how his teammate would behave. The long silence provoked laughter in the press room, after which Gasly calmly attempted to provide a politically correct response.

“It’s just… I’m taking time to reflect because I know you will scrutinise every word, and it’s a long story between Esteban and me.”

“So far, over the past year and a half, we have managed to work and cooperate very professionally, so I think it’s important to mention that. It hasn’t always been easy, as one might imagine with two very competitive drivers, but considering our history, I think it has been good. I’ll stick to that.”

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