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Alpine duo told to have ‘less competition’

Fernando Alonso has revealed the Alpine drivers have been told to have less combative following an on-track battle in Saudi Arabia. During the race in Jeddah, the battle between Alonso and his team-mate Ocon was a thrilling encounter as the two jostled for position. However, with a chasing Valtteri Bottas behind, it left the pair vulnerable for an overtake which the Finn almost managed to pull off. At the time, Alpine team boss Otmar Szafnauer said he was happy to let his two drivers race but Alonso has now revealed that both he and Ocon were told to be less competitive in that regard. Speaking to Channel 4, he said that while he and Ocon may have enjoyed it, his employers did not. 'For...
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