2024 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Highlights


Alpine Racing


Esteban started from P15 on New Mediums and finished P16: Pit-Stops on Lap 9 for New Hards, Lap 16 for New Hards, and Lap 42 for Used Hards. His fastest Lap was 1 min 21.354 secs.

Pierre started from P17 on New Mediums and finished P13: Pit Stops on Lap 17 for New Hards and Lap 41 for New Hards. Fastest Lap: 1:21.090secs.

Esteban Ocon

It was an unfortunate race today, as we had to make an extra stop to remove a tear-off stuck in the rear brake duct. Before the pit stop, I was running in a group with Alex [Albon] and Kevin [Magnussen] and in front of Nico [Hülkenberg]. Without that extra stop, we probably had a chance of scoring points by looking at how the race unfolded. Today, and this weekend in general, the car felt a bit better and shows we’re progressing. We need to take it step-by-step and keep pushing ahead of Japan, which is a race I’m really looking forward to, as it’s one of my favourite tracks, and the fans there make it extra unique.

Pierre Gasly

There is no satisfaction to take from today’s result, as finishing outside of the points is never where we intend to finish races. We made some progress, though, and we tried to maximise what we had, and I’d say we did that today. I tried my best inside the car, but it was a difficult race at times. We stuck with it right to the end. We will all continue our collective hard work. We have some parts coming soon as we close the gap to those ahead of us. It’s been a busy week in Australia, and I already look forward to racing in Suzuka, one of my favourites on the Formula 1 calendar.

Bruno Famin – Team Principal

While we did not score points in today’s race, we are making progress. We must improve many areas – and will improve – as it was far from a clean race for both cars today. That said, we probably maximised the result with what we could control. We must close the gap with our rivals by chipping away at improving across all areas. Both drivers continue to work collaboratively with the team, so credit to them again for their outstanding efforts. The next race is Japan, where we intend to continue showing progress.

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