Esteban Ocon had his FP3 session end early as he spun and crashed his Alpine during the challenging Turn 14-15 chicane on Saturday afternoon in Miami
Esteban Ocon‘s accident came early in the final practice session, giving his Alpine team a job to do ahead of the first-ever qualifying session for the Miami Grand Prix. It was the fourth red flag of the Miami GP weekend after Valtteri Bottas, Sainz, and Nicholas Latifi encountered trouble on Friday.
Thankfully, the team confirmed that Ocon is fine and didn’t suffer any injuries. “Esteban was taken to the medical centre as a precaution as the impact was over the G limit. He has been cleared by the FIA medical crews and we expect him back soon,” tweeted Alpine F1 team.
However, Ocon will be missing the Miami GP qualifying as a result of this crash. While Ocon is fit to race, he will not qualify and is therefore likely to start Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix from the pit lane, given a crack in the car’s chassis. “We can confirm that sadly Esteban won’t be taking part in qualifying this afternoon. His chassis was cracked in the impact of the barrier and cannot be changed in time. Esteban is physically fine and will race tomorrow”, Alpine confirmed on Twitter.
Fans react to the news of Esteban Ocon on Twitter
Fans had words of motivation for Ocon. At the same time, they are happy that Ocon is all fit and healthy.
“I hope you’re not too bad. But you scared the hell out of us. Go Alpine!!”, tweeted a fan.
Fans echoed similar voices. “Really glad you’re okay, Esteban, gutted that the damage keeps you out of qually”, wrote another fan.
Another fan expressed relief that Ocon is alright – “Glad to hear your ok but sad your not in qualifying that was one helluva hit.”
“The important thing is that you’re okay! These things happen Esteban, keep your head up”, tweeted a fan who had words of motivation for Ocon.
“Not being able to take part sucks, but the important thing is that you’re okay! Onto tomorrow”, tweeted another fan.
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