Esteban Ocon bids farewell to former teammate Alonso in an utterly acrimonious manner, as the 26-year-old French Alpine racer took a shot at the 42-year-old two-times world champion. Alonso, who is set to join Aston Martin in a multi-year deal from next season, won an Formula 1 double back in the 2004 and 2005 with Renault. Nonetheless, Ocon recently had told in an interview that he had to do all the hard works, while Alonso barely did anything to hold forth. If truth is to be spoken, latest remarks from Ocon came against the backdrop of a number of refuting remarks, as back in September, the 42-year-old was quoted saying that Alpine might be “overachieving” at their legal tussle to keep Oscar Piastri in the team.
Piastri eventually left Alpine and joined McLaren.
Ocon happy on Alonso’s departure
Concomitantly, latest remarks from Ocon followed a conflict as Ocon and Alonso had blamed each other just a couple of weeks earlier for a collision between the two Alpine drivers in sprint event of the Brazilian GP.
Amid such garrulous landscape within Alpine F1 team, speaking in an interview with a French media ahead of last weekend’s Abu Dhabi GP, Ocon said, “It's good that he's going to Aston Martin and that we're going our own way.
Honestly, the work was 98 percent on my back and 2 percent on his. I was overworked. I did all the development on the simulator, the marketing trips”. If truth is to be spoken, accusations of being a bad influence has trailed Alonso throughout his 21-year-long Formula 1 career.