Ocon sidelined for the Canadian GP and towards the return of a pariah?

Ocon sidelined for the Canadian GP and towards the return of a pariah?

Esteban Ocon will certainly be removed from his seat at the Canadian Grand Prix by his Alpine team. It is also said to be on the verge of enlisting a Formula 1 outcast in a supervisory role.

In 2024, Alpine is going through a very difficult period in Formula 1. The team has only pocketed two points in the constructors’ standings. One of these two units was gleaned this Sunday at the Monaco Grand Prix by Pierre Gasly. A race marked by the collision between the two Frenchmen during the first lap before the second standing start caused by another accident involving the Red Bull of Sergio Perez and the Haas of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg. In a bend, Esteban Ocon attempted to pass his teammate Pierre Gasly inside, leading him into inevitable contact.

Unfortunately for Esteban Ocon, his badly damaged car was not able to resume the grand prix in the principality. This did not prevent his compatriot from not losing his temper after the race, despite his recognition of the facts. His behavior also aroused the ire of Bruno Famin, director of Alpine, live on Canal+ after the incident. “Esteban’s attack (Ocon, editor’s note) was out of circumstance, it’s exactly what we didn’t want to see and we will draw the consequences. » Strong words supporting the sidelining of the Norman? Probably according to the rest of Bruno Famin’s media release.

With Doohan, and Briatore at the Canadian GP?

“We are going to decide straight away,” he said, when he was questioned about the management of the tumultuous relationship between the two Tricolores. In recent days, this hypothesis is gaining ground, according to numerous media reports. Across the Channel, Sky advance with certainty thatEsteban Ocon will give up his seat at the Canadian Grand Prix from June 7 to 9 to Jack Doohan, the Australian reserve driver for Alpine. At the heart of the storm, Bruno Famin and his staff could well make another strong decision. Formerly of the house but suspended for life by the FIA ​​in 2009 for suspected cheating in Singapore (2008), Flavio Briatore would be about to make his return!

The 74-year-old Italian’s suspension was lifted in 2010. Former boss of Benetton and Renault, he would come as a supervisor even if his appointment will raise eyebrows within the paddock. A position where his experience could prove extremely useful within a team where nothing is going right this year. Alpine has not yet confirmed this rumor. But she didn’t deny it either.

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