In a stunning showcase of racing prowess, Esteban Ocon delivered a remarkable performance at the Monaco Grand Prix, securing a well-deserved third-place finish. From his starting position in third on the grid, the Alpine driver exhibited exceptional skill and determination, expertly navigating all 78 laps while fending off the relentless pursuit of the Ferraris and Mercedes behind him.
Prior to the race, Jeremy Clarkson, esteemed journalist and popular presenter of Top Gear UK, Amazon’s Grand Tour, and Clarkson’s Farm, made an unexpected offer on Twitter. He promised to buy the entire Alpine team a pint if they managed to secure a podium finish. Little did he know, his offer would soon be put to the test.
This achievement marked a significant milestone for Alpine, as it was their first podium appearance since the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix, when Fernando Alonso claimed the honors. For Esteban Ocon, it was a personal triumph as well, as his last podium finish dated back two whole years to his victory at the Hungaroring.
Exuberant with his podium success, Ocon celebrated by shouting, “Estie bestie’s on the podium, baby!” His infectious joy was matched by the recognition he received as the ‘Driver of the Day’, further cementing his exceptional performance.
Jeremy Clarkson, known for his passion for Formula 1, actively engaged in discussions on Twitter during the Monaco Grand Prix. As the race reached its final stages, he couldn’t resist offering a generous promise to Alpine. Taking to social media, he wrote, “Come on Alpine, I’ll buy you all a pint if you get a podium here,” while tagging the Enstone-based team.
Following Ocon’s triumphant third-place finish, he spotted Clarkson’s offer on Twitter and responded with a simple smiley face, acknowledging the promise made. True to his word, Clarkson later extended his congratulations to Alpine, stating, “Well done Alpine, I owe you many Hawkstones.” This humorous reference alluded to the beer company he established alongside his Diddly Squat Farm business.
The camaraderie and shared excitement among fans, drivers, and prominent personalities make events like the Monaco Grand Prix truly memorable. Witnessing Ocon’s outstanding achievement and the interaction with Jeremy Clarkson adds an extra layer of joy and lightheartedness to the prestigious race.