Esteban Ocon, the Alpine team’s driver, has revealed that he has already made contact with Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, who is part of a consortium that has acquired a 24% stake in the team. Ocon expressed his excitement about the team’s new Hollywood connections, stating that he considers it fantastic. The Frenchman had the opportunity to chat with Reynolds and even exchanged a couple of WhatsApp messages with him. Ocon shared that Reynolds expressed his eagerness to learn from him and meet him in person, and even invited him to visit the set of the next Deadpool 3 film in London. Ocon, being a massive Marvel fan, expressed his enthusiasm about meeting Reynolds and having a proper chat with him.
Acknowledging the success that Reynolds and his associates have had with Welsh football club Wrexham, Ocon commended their achievements and described Reynolds as a valuable asset to the team. He mentioned that Reynolds’ team, along with other members of the investment consortium, including experts in sports marketing and European football, will bring their expertise and dedication to help Alpine progress in various aspects. While Ocon recognized that their involvement will not directly impact the performance of the car, he believes their expertise can be utilized to improve other areas of the team.
Ocon also highlighted the financial benefit of the extra funding, emphasizing that it will contribute to the improvement of the team’s factory facilities. Although he did not provide specific details, Ocon mentioned that the funding will help enhance infrastructure, which he personally will be using extensively. He expressed the shared goal of taking the team to new heights and competing for podium finishes and wins as soon as possible. Ocon‘s motivation to succeed was demonstrated when he refused to let Ferrari overtake him in Monaco, indicating his determination to fight for top positions. With the added support and resources, Ocon is optimistic about the team’s future and is eager to make progress.