Horrifying moment Esteban Ocon almost runs OVER photographers in middle of pitlane at 'shambolic' Azerbaijan GP | The Sun

Horrifying moment Esteban Ocon almost runs OVER photographers in middle of pitlane at 'shambolic' Azerbaijan GP | The Sun

April 30, 2023

CHAOTIC scenes took place at the end of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday when Esteban Ocon almost ran over photographers as he made his way into the pitlane.

The Alpine driver, 26, was forced into stopping on the last lap of the race as he dropped out of the points.

But things could have ended a whole lot worse for the Frenchman through no fault of his own.

As he dived into the pitlane, F1 photographers were blocking the entrance by covering the track.

And Ocon's on-board camera showed he was desperately close to hitting those that reacted at the last possible moment.

Sky Sports F1 reporter Ted Kravitz was speaking to commentator David Croft when the incident took place.


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And he reacted angrily to the dangerous episode.

Kravitz said: "What is this about? This is a shambles, an absolute shambles.

"We can see it coming. Alpine can see it coming. What is going on down there?"

Croft then added: "That is a total and utter shambles of organisation and somebody should have known."

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Ocon's late pitstop saw him finish 15th as he remains on just four points from four races.

Meanwhile, Red Bull continued their dominant start to the season as they picked up their fourth successive win.

But it was Sergio Perez who outperformed reigning world champion Max Verstappen to claim victory, with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc rounding out the podium places.

The result leaves Verstappen just six points ahead of team-mate Perez in the drivers' standings.

Next weekend the paddock heads to the US for the Miami Grand Prix.

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