Esteban Ocon Speaks Out on Departure from Alpine

Esteban Ocon has broken his silence regarding his impending departure from Alpine at the end of the 2024 season. The French driver, who has been with the team for five seasons, expressed that it is the “right time” for both parties to part ways.

Ocon’s decision to leave Alpine comes after a turbulent Monaco Grand Prix, where he was involved in a first-lap collision with teammate Pierre Gasly. Despite speculation that the incident played a role in his exit, Ocon clarified that the decision was mutual and not based on a single moment.

The 27-year-old driver emphasized that he is proud of his achievements with Alpine but is now seeking new and exciting challenges in his career. Ocon also addressed rumors about being benched for the Canadian Grand Prix, stating that he was unaware of such plans and that Alpine reserve driver Jack Doohan will step in for the first practice session as part of a pre-planned strategy.

Looking ahead, Ocon revealed that he is exploring opportunities across the grid for the future and will make an announcement when the time is right. Despite the circumstances surrounding his departure, Ocon remains focused on finishing the season on a high note and contributing positively to the team in the remaining races.

As the Formula 1 world awaits Ocon’s next move, the talented driver assures fans that his future plans will be unveiled in due course. Stay tuned for more updates on Esteban Ocon’s racing career.