F1’s latest winner, Esteban Ocon, agrees with his Alpine team about needing to remain “realistic” over their chances at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Ocon took full advantage of the rain-induced carnage in Hungary just before the summer break, achieving one of the biggest surprise victories in recent Formula 1 seasons.

But it was one of those unforgettable days when all the stars aligned for a usual midfield runner, and even the Alpine team said themselves subsequently that they doubt whether the remarkable result will herald a breakthrough in their regular performance.

Spa-Francorchamps is a circuit Ocon regards as a “special place” and he enjoyed his second best result of 2020 there for Renault, finishing fifth.

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