2024 Formula 1 British Grand Prix Highlights


Alpine Racing


Esteban started from P18 on New Softs and finished P16: Pit Stops on Lap 19 for Intermediates, Lap 21 for Mediums, Lap 26 for Intermediates, and Lap 38 for Mediums. Fastest Lap: 1min 30.875secs. Pierre did not Start.

Esteban Ocon

Today’s result rounds off a tough weekend for the team. We made wrong decisions throughout the weekend, so we did not give ourselves a fighting chance. We knew the weather would be changeable, but we did not optimise our strategy with the tyre choices and dropped back. Overall, it is a weekend to forget and quickly bounce back from in Budapest, which is a race and a track that I enjoy and from which I have great memories.

Pierre Gasly

We immediately noticed something was wrong with the car leaving the garage and suspected an issue with the gearbox. We knew there might be a problem with starting the race, and, in the end, I came back immediately after the formation lap and had to retire the car. Due to the grid penalty for changing the power unit, it would always be a compromised weekend on my side of the garage. It is a pity we could not participate in the race to at least try and fight back for positions. With the weather so unstable, we might have had some opportunities, but that was not on the cards today. We will continue to learn and need to analyse what happened to ensure we will not have the same issue again. There is a lot for us to do, and we will use the time ahead of Hungary to come back stronger.

Bruno Famin – Team Principal

Clearly, this has been a difficult weekend for the team in Silverstone. It is one we must learn lessons from, and we must apply ourselves in an improved manner at future races to do better. We did not give our drivers a fighting chance. One positive from today is our work in the pit stops, where we have made significant strides forward. It has been an intense triple header for the team. We will debrief collectively, work tirelessly to find improvements and come back stronger in Budapest in two weeks’ time.

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