A former McLaren driver comments on Esteban Ocon's message to Alpine: "Wonderful bit of leadership there."  

Former McLaren driver David Coulthard commended Alpine driver Esteban Ocon  ...

for giving the squad a fighting talk despite finishing P19 in Bahrain GP qualifying.  

Endstone finished P19 and P20 with Ocon ahead of Pierre Gasly in a terrible session.   

Alpine was a second below the top Q1 time and a tenth of a second from making Q2 despite the frightening grid location.  

After his qualifying session, Esteban Ocon encouraged the team over his team radio:  

On commentary, former McLaren driver David Coulthard hailed the 27-year-old's leadership:

Esteban Ocon and Alpine expected a 'tough' qualifying session at Sakhir International Circuit on Friday night.  

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