Pierre Gasly adamant there are no issues between him and Alpine Racing teammate Esteban Ocon

Alpine Racing driver Pierre Gasly is tired of answering questions about his working relationship with teammate Esteban Ocon and says they get on fine.

While certainly not the best of friends, Gasly is adamant that there is no annimosity between himself and Ocon despite the swath of media reports and rumours about a rift between the pair.

It all stems from their time racing against each other in the junior series where they famously did not get on at all, with many commentators warning Alpine to keep a close eye on Gasly and Ocon lest their relationship turn toxic.

However, that was a long time ago and Gasly says there is nothing but professional respect between them.

"I think this is a subject that is talked about far too often," he told Motorsport.com when asked about his relationship with Ocon.

"We get along well. We may not be best friends, but we can go through a door together.

"When I go over the paddock and the relationship between other teammates, there are certainly relationships that are worse than ours.

"If the relationship between Esteban and me needs to be discussed, you can talk about 60 percent of the paddock."

Unfortunately for Gasly and Ocon, their boss seems to be leaning more towards the media hype than what the drivers themselves are saying.

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi publicly warned both drivers to be on their best behaviour or risk being axed from the team mid-season.

Of course, there is more to Rossi's opinion than just the supposed issues between Gasly and Ocon. He probably still has shell shock from the team's very public falling out with Fernando Alonso last season.

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