Alpine recovers fourth place within the championship after Japan

Alpine recovers fourth place within the championship after Japan

The Alpine group scored 18 factors this Sunday on the Japanese Grand Prix. Esteban Ocon completed fourth and Fernando Alonso seventh after a shortened race on a rain-soaked Suzuka circuit.

The 2 Alpine drivers managed to keep away from all of the pitfalls of an advanced race contested in very degraded circumstances this Sunday at Suuka to lastly rating huge factors for the Alpine group, which permits the French producer’s group to return forward of McLaren within the championship after this eighteenth spherical of the 12 months.

It was positively not a straightforward race, in all respects at present, with difficult circumstances which led everybody to make very troublesome choices. explains Otmar Szafnauer, Alpine’s group principal.

“To start with, it is nice to have the ability to race at present and provides again to these loyal Japanese followers who’ve been nice all weekend. At one level there was the probability that there can be no race laps attributable to persistent rain and really poor visibility.

“As a group we could be pleased with our factors assortment on this race, because of Esteban who achieved a implausible outcome taking fourth place after a particularly properly run race, and Fernando who s ranked seventh in scoring 18 factors general.”

“We carried out properly all weekend, in each session, and due to this fact deserve the factors we scored at present and which permit us to recuperate fourth place within the constructors’ championship. It has been a really busy two weeks for the group, each in Singapore and Japan, and we’ll proceed to work laborious for the subsequent double-header in Austin and Mexico in a fortnight’s time.”

After the Japanese Grand Prix, with 143 factors on the clock, the Alpine group has a lead of 13 factors over McLaren, with solely 4 races remaining this season.

Producers rating

Crew Engine Factors
Pink Bull HRC 619
Ferrari Ferrari 454
mercedes mercedes 387
Alpine Renault 143
McLaren mercedes 130
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 52
Aston Martin mercedes 45
Haas Ferrari 34
Alpha Tauri HRC 34
williams mercedes 8

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