Race or reserve? Le Mans winner Richard Bradley makes controversial choices

Henry Valantine
Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly sat next to the A523. February 2023.

Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly sat next to the A523. February 2023.

On Track GP is back with another edition of ‘race or reserve’, and this time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Richard Bradley is in the chair to give his choices!

The rule is simple: In a world where Formula 1 teams are able to currently run with two cars, we’re imagining a world in which only one car from each team is allowed on the grid.

As a result, the only choice you have to make is which driver in each team’s current line-up will be your race driver, and which will be on the sidelines as reserve.

Richard, who took P1 in the LMP2 class at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2015 alongside Matthew Howson and Nicolas Lapierre, joined our YouTube channel to give us his picks for the current grid, with some tough calls which will undoubtedly have raised a few eyebrows.

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When arriving at the Alpine drivers, Richard said with a laugh: “Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, this is a tricky one… I don’t like either of them very much to be honest!

“But they’re both very, very good. I would say I’m going to race Gasly and I’m going to reserve Ocon, just for what Gasly did in the AlphaTauri.”

You can watch all of Richard’s choices for the entire grid below, and don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to On Track GP while you’re at it. It’d be fantastic to have you with us!

There’s plenty of fantastic content from the season so far to be able to watch, and you can let us know your 10 choices for who you would pick for race and reserve in the comments below…