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Alpine CEO ‘Would Not Let Anyone Say’ Sainz Is Better Than Ocon

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi has admitted that Esteban Ocon is not “guaranteed World Champion material”, but he believes he is at least on par with Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz. Speaking to BBC Sport this week, Rossi said he considers Ocon to be a 'really good' driver and said that 'signing him is basically taking almost zero risk.” READ: Verstappen Jokes He’ll Rename His Cats ‘Lewis & Toto’ After British GP Crash Continuing, he said: 'He might not be guaranteed world champion material. Who can be dubbed this way? Not many drivers at the moment. 'I would not let anyone say he is a lesser driver than Carlos [Sainz of Ferrari] or any of the so-called second drivers of the top teams....
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