Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer commented on the track 'clash' between Ocon and Alonso. Szaufnauer believes that Ocon will not make the same mistakes with the new teammate; Pierre Gasly. "He needs to probably make better judgements when his team mates are next to him, because you don't win it on the first lap, teammate or not,”-Otmar Szafnauer said, as quoted by motorsport.com.
“And if you're aggressive against a competitor, and you both go out, you both lose. If you're aggressive against the teammate, and you both go out, guess who loses? So it's just that better judgement, and get them later." Otmar emphasized that he also said similar things to Ocon.
"It was. If we need reminders, I'm happy to remind him."
Otmar Szafnauer on Ocon's improvement
Ocon has improved a lot since coming to F1. His qualities are coming to the surface more and more, and who could be happier for that than Szafnauer? "He's definitely more mature.
He's got a better understanding. I think the thing that really pleases me about Esteban is that under pressure, he often does not make a mistake. I've seen it with him when he won against Vettel. I was there, we had a faster car.
And he did not make a mistake. He placed his car, driving in his mirrors in the right place, not one mistake, to take the win. I think it was even more impressive for me in wet conditions, drying in Suzuka, not an easy track to drive, with Lewis behind you, in a quicker car the entire time, and you finish ahead of him.
That to me is impressive. So he's matured, he's got better from that regard. And he is fast. Can he make improvements? Yeah, we will work on getting him better in some areas."- he concluded.