Special delivery for Alpine as Jeremy Clarkson delivers on podium promise

Thomas Maher
Alpine driver Esteban Ocon joins Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper to help hand out Hawkstone beers at Enstone.

Alpine's Esteban Ocon joins Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper to help hand out Hawkstone beers at Enstone.

Jeremy Clarkson has stayed true to his word and delivered beers to the entire Alpine team after their Monaco Grand Prix podium.

The Amazon Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm presenter had made a public promise to “buy you all a pint” if Esteban Ocon was able to deliver a podium finish at last month’s Monaco Grand Prix, posting the bargain on Twitter.

With “Estie Bestie” Ocon taking third place to claim his first podium since his win at the Hungaroring in 2021, the French driver took to Twitter to raise the visibility of Clarkson’s promise.

On Monday, Clarkson made good on his end of the deal by showing up in his famously oversized Lamborghini tractor, hauling a trailer to deliver bottles of Hawkstone to Enstone!

Alpine shared pictures of Clarkson’s arrival at their Enstone factory, commenting “Delivering on his word. Cheers for the beers, Jeremy Clarkson!”, showing the former BBC Top Gear presenter lifting out bottles of his home-brewed Hawkstone beer to hand out to the staff based at the Enstone factory, with Clarkson taking the time to have a chat with the man who cost him the bet as Esteban Ocon in attendance.

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Based on some quick maths, Clarkson’s pay-out won’t have cost him ‘Diddly Squat’ either. On his website, a bottle of Hawkstone costs around £2.50. With Alpine boasting around 1000 employees on its F1 team, Clarkson will have had to have stumped up around £2500 worth of his beer to stay true to his word!

Alpine confirmed that Clarkson had handed out enough beer to cover every member of staff, with the British TV presenter and journalist joined by beloved farmhand sidekick Kaleb Cooper as the pair posed for photographs alongside an Alpine demo car.