“I wouldn’t necessarily trust Ocon”- Mika Hakkinen wouldn’t trust a teammate like Esteban Ocon and warned Fernando Alonso.
Esteban Ocon is entering into the second season with his current team, but he doesn’t appear to have made a good impression with two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen.
According to the former Finnish Formula 1 driver, he has claimed that he wouldn’t trust a person like Ocon and warned Fernando Alonso to watch his back.
“I would like to say something positive, but I don’t know Ocon that well,” the double F1 World Champion told Unibet in his 2021 season preview.
“From the outside, based on comments and interviews, he’s not necessarily the kind of team-mate I would want. You need to trust your team-mate. You talk and share things. You need to trust your team-mate, and I wouldn’t necessarily trust Ocon.”
“That’s a harsh thing to say, but that’s how it is. My opinion might be a bit rude because I don’t personally know him, but you can draw certain conclusions by listening to people’s interviews, answers and conversations.
“How they talk about the subject, what their ulterior motives are – you can make some conclusions.”
Esteban Ocon doesn’t stand a chance against the Matador
Apart from his compatibility, Hakkinen then draws a result in Alonso Vs Ocon, Alpine‘s new driving order, and for him, the Spaniard will have a cakewalk.
“Fernando is a real matador,” he said. “He will approach the season in a way that Ocon will be overshadowed. I don’t think Ocon has any chances. He has experience and speed, but Fernando won’t give him any chances.”
“Fernando is back into F1. He’s going to give his everything but winning requires a powerful engine. It’s as simple as that. They need a powerful engine.
“Does the engine have enough power to overtake on the straights? To enter the braking zone and pass down the inside? I doubt it. Without power, it doesn’t matter how good the aerodynamics or drivers are. Every aspect needs to be just right.
“If all the elements aren’t right, there won’t be results.”