Alpine Formula One Driver Esteban Ocon bought the first red flag of the season. The Frenchman suffered an issue was the bodywork of his Alpine A522’s rear. The incident occurred within 10 minutes of the first Practice session of the Free Practice Session in Bahrain.
Initially, the stewards issued yellow flags after the part lay on the race track, right on the main straight of the Bahrain International circuit. But after close inspection, it was sure that the part could not be retrieved from the race track due to
The Frenchman stood on the top step of the podium for the first time when he won the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix in the same circuit. But his confidence must be affected after suffering an issue early on in the race.
Green lights for the 2022 Formula One season
Esteban Ocon suffered bodywork damage. His sidepods suffered damage and the bodywork had to be removed from the racetrack. The Red flag was not on for a while and teammate Fernando Alonso will be leaving the pits when the racing resumes covering data for the team.
The racing resumed after a delay of 15 minutes. Alpine get to work with the mechanics busy bustling around Ocon’s A522 as they assess the damage. Alpine has confirmed that Ocon was running a new upgraded sidepod design. The car was fitted with the ‘Old spec’ sidepods for the rest of the Practice session. Lando Norris is on top in the early stages here, with a 1:36:584.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was the first car to hit the Race Track. The Monagesque was on the Pirelli Hard Tyres and his Ferrari F1-75 was sporting Aerodynamic Testing. Aston Martin’s Nico Hulkenberg was the next car. The German is stepping in for 4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel who tested positive for Covid-19 following the Pre-season testing.