2024 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix Highlights


Alpine Racing


Esteban Ocon started from P13 on New Mediums and finished P11, and Pierre Gasly started from P15 on New Mediums and finished P13 at the 2024 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix.

Esteban Ocon

As expected, it was a hectic race today with plenty of action and close racing, which was really fun from behind the wheel. Overall, we managed the race and the tyres well. The positive is that we were more competitive here and put ourselves in contention for points, but narrowly missed out in the end – albeit being the best result of the season. We made a small step in performance this weekend, with the new parts the team brought to the track working as expected. Thank you to the team for fast-tracking the upgrades, but we must keep improving in order to remain in the fight for points in the coming races, continuing in Miami in two weeks’ time.

Pierre Gasly

We can be encouraged by the outcome today based on the performance this season so far. It was pretty interesting how the race unfolded, and there are a few areas where we lost time today, but I am glad we managed to recover some places. We will take a lot of learnings with us. There is a lot for us to analyse and understand from this weekend, which we will focus on in the coming days, preparing for the next race in Miami. I am already looking forward to returning to the US, where we can run with the new package on my side for the first time. Until then, the team will continue to work hard to ensure we can continue improving and get closer to where we want to be. The Chinese fans put on a great show today, and it felt great to be back here after such a long time.

Bruno Famin – Team Principal

It was an incident-packed race with multiple Safety Car periods, meaning we needed to stay alert and be ready to react, which we did with a well-executed double-stacked pit stop. Esteban drove a great race to be within striking distance of scoring points but just missed out in the end. Pierre also recovered and made up places after the delay in his first stop. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, and we will investigate the reasons to avoid such incidents in future. Today shows that we still have work to do, and as a team, we need to keep pushing for more performance, as we did not quite have enough today. Special thanks to the team at the factory, who put in a considerable effort to bring new parts to Shanghai, which performed as expected.

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