BWT Alpine F1 Team previews Round 22 of the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Drivers Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly offer their thoughts ahead of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Esteban Ocon: “It does not get more exciting than this! We’ve been talking about Las Vegas for a long time now and it is great that it is finally here. Vegas is such an iconic city that I think everyone must visit at least once and to have a Formula 1 race here still doesn’t feel real! It will be a very busy weekend for everyone, but our focus will be to perform on track and do our best to achieve a good result. Obviously, no one has properly driven around here yet so it will be a bit of a surprise for most of us once we actually get out there for the first Free Practice session. From what we have seen, it looks like an interesting track with a left-hand hairpin at Turn 1, some medium speed corners and a very long straight on full throttle. We will be pushing hard for a good weekend on track, and we hope to have an entertaining Grand Prix for all the fans who will be watching us race in Vegas and around the world.”
Pierre Gasly: “We are all heading into the unknown with this Grand Prix as it’s a completely new venue and a unique circuit. It’s certainly a challenge but we’re all in the same position. We don’t truly know what the circuit will be like to drive until we hit the track in Free Practice 1 on Thursday. I spent some time in the simulator to learn the layout and, I must say, it’s a unique lap. There are some long medium speed corners, hard braking zones, fast kinks and then the very long straight down the Las Vegas strip. I think at night with all the lights that will look pretty spectacular! I’m excited for it and we’ll do our best to adapt as quickly as we can to the new circuit and potentially tricky conditions.”