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Ocon: Alpine not yet fast enough on “pure pace” for F1 podium

Under the Renault guise, the team scored three podiums in 2020 on its way to fifth place in the constructors’ championship. After a slow start to the season in 2021, the Enstone-based outfit enjoyed strong performances at Portimao and Barcelona to get its season back on track. Ocon and Fernando Alonso finished seventh and eighth in Portugal, while an unsuccessful one-stop strategy in Spain meant the Frenchman didn't convert fifth on the grid into a big points haul.  When asked about Alpine’s chances of finishing on the podium this season, Ocon said: “I think anything is possible in the race. Last year when Daniel did the podium there’s been some things happening in the race, when...
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