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Ocon dismayed to lose podium in final lap drag race

Esteban Ocon looked on course to claim his third F1 career podium for Alpine in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, only to lose out in a dramatic drag race to the finish line with Valtteri Bottas. The French driver - who won a similarly chaotic Hungarian GP from Sebastian Vettel earlier in the year and was previously runner-up in Sakhir at the end of 2020 - started from ninth and benefitted from early incidents, and from not pitting before two rapid red flags were triggered. "We gave it all in that race," Ocon told the media in parc ferme after the dramatic finish to Sunday's Grand Prix. "The first two starts I gained four places." He lined up for...
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