Some drivers are ‘suicidal’ in the first corner, according to Esteban Ocon, who retired during a chaotic restart in the closing stages of the Australian Grand Prix. This results in life-threatening activities.
In Australia the drivers had to start three times, so there was confusion three times in the first corner. Especially the third time it went terribly wrong, as Ocon was forced out of the race by racer Pierre Gasly. In conversation with Motorsport.com Ocon says he was also affected by the temperature of the tires before the restart, but he was particularly annoyed by the behavior of some drivers in the first corner. “My tires were up to temperature. I didn’t really slide. Especially the low sun made it tricky. The visibility wasn’t great, but some drivers really kill themselves in the first corner. It went well. The first two can get a lot at times like that, but some drivers want a bit more. “
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Okon declined to answer the question of who he was referring to. “I won’t answer that. I know what happened. Cold tires don’t work. As soon as I get on the grass and hit the asphalt again, the rear end is always a little ‘loose’. I can’t do it for him, though.” [Gasly] talk No hard feelings. Apologized. It could be anyone.”
Happy Okon in the Alpine
Ocon was happy about the remainder of the race. He thrives in Alpine. “We had a great start. I took three places. Then we decided to switch quickly to the hard tyre. [eerste] Red flag we would have been fourth or fifth. Unfortunately, we lost that with the red code. Then I rode a lonely race. I still had to overtake people who could use TRS. It made overtaking difficult, but it worked. Then I drove almost as fast as a Ferrari and an Aston Martin. It was promising.”
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