Alpine Gears Up For Season Opener In Bahrain

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team A522. Formula One Testing, Saturday 12th March 2022. Sakhir, Bahrain.
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team A522. Formula One Testing, Saturday 12th March 2022. Sakhir, Bahrain.

A new Team Principal, new sponsor, and new regulations usher in a new era of F1, and Alpine are ready to go in Bahrain this weekend.

Drivers Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso and Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi share their thoughts on the first race of the new season at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Laurent Rossi, Alpine CEO

“It’s always exciting to embark on a new Formula 1 season and, this year especially, there are more question marks surrounding the deeply changed technical regulations and subsequent impact on competitiveness and hierarchy. I’m looking forward to seeing all the hard work from Enstone, Viry and the trackside team come to fruition when Esteban and Fernando drive the A522 at full capacity in real racing conditions. We had some very positive days across Barcelona and Bahrain and we also endured some slightly trickier sessions with the usual testing glitches and gremlins popping up from time to time. I’m very proud of the efforts from everyone in allowing as much preparation as possible. We were able to conclude the Bahrain Test with our two best days of running and over a double century of laps completed. Now, it’s time to see what we’ve got in hand, so bring on this weekend.”

Esteban Ocon

“We’ve spent quite a bit of time in Bahrain the last couple of years. Of course, it is where I achieved my first podium in Formula 1, alongside some other good results in the past, so I have great memories of this track. It is a great venue and an exciting place to host the first race. We need to work very closely as a team to keep learning and improving the car to extract maximum performance week in and week out. My goal is to help the team do that while keeping my head down and performing every weekend. I have a lot of confidence and trust in this team, but we need to stay humble and leave no stone unturned to achieve our 2022 objectives.”

Fernando Alonso

“The winter has gone well for me. I feel in good physical shape and I had some rest over the winter too. We’ve been busy in Barcelona and Bahrain the last few weeks and because we’ve had more time in the car I’m far more prepared. We’re reasonably pleased with the A522 and our preparations over the winter. Nobody knows what fuel or engine modes everybody has been using during testing, so it’s impossible to place an order right now. We always want to do more laps as the learnings are endless in Formula 1 but I’m looking forward to Saturday and seeing where we are against our competition.”

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