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French
17 September 1996 (21)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Damon Hill (17 September 1960)

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5th
3rd (2017 Italian Grand Prix)
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39
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112 (2.9 points per race avg)
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4 (10.3%)
2016 Belgian Grand Prix
2018 British Grand Prix

about Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon (born 17 September 1996) is a French racing driver who currently drives in Formula One for Force India. He made his Formula One debut for Manor Racing in the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Rio Haryanto. Ocon is part of the Mercedes-Benz driver development programme.


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seasons

2016, 2017, 2018,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

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pole positions

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teams & teammates

season teammate
2016 Pascal Wehrlein
Rio Haryanto
Manor Marussia compare 2016
2017 Sergio Pérez
Force India compare 2017
2018 Sergio Pérez
Force India compare 2018

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The Paul Ricard stewards gave Grosjean a five-second time penalty for making contact with Ocon off the line last weekend.He expressed surprise over team radio at the time, and showed media at the Red Bull Ring on Thursday onboard video footage that he felt exonerated him."Tell me what I did wrong? That's how you get a five-second penalty. Did I move my steering wheel? Did I do ...

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Toro Rosso driver Gasly looked to challenge down the inside of Ocon at the Turn 3 right-hander but lost the car under braking when the Force India driver darted to the right.Sideways on corner entry, Gasly hit the right rear of Ocon's VJM11, both cars retiring after the incident.Both Gasly and Ocon were summoned to the stewards in the aftermath and were subsequently handed their ...

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Hamilton dropped behind Ocon after his early pit stop in Monaco, and when he caught up the Frenchman offered no resistance, the Force India driver letting him past coming out of the tunnel and heading into the chicane. After the race Mercedes boss Toto Wolff reportedly suggested to a Belgian newspaper that he’d asked Force India for Ocon – a Mercedes junior driver – to let Hamilton ...

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Ocon crossed the line just 0.6s clear of countryman Gasly, and only 23 seconds behind winner Daniel Ricciardo at the finish.That earned Force India best of the rest honours behind the drivers from the top three teams for the second time this season, following Sergio Perez's third place in Baku."Esteban lost the brake-by-wire for the last two laps," deputy team principal Bob Fernley ...

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Ocon was on course to score points in the Spanish GP before a poor pitstop made him drop down the order. Later on, his Force India released a trail of smoke and came to a halt on track.Force India was not sure of the problem after the race but the nature of the stoppage and the team's report that it deposited a lot of oil suggested it could be an internal combustion engine ...

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Force India driver Ocon retired from the race on the opening lap after making contact with Raikkonen as the Ferrari driver attempted to pass down the inside of Turn 3.Raikkonen was able to continue, but Ocon wound up hitting the wall and retiring on the spot.An angry Ocon blasted Raikkonen for the accident, which will be investigated by the stewards after the race."Clearly I had a ...

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Force India introduced a significant upgrade for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but its new front wing was not expected until the second race.The team has only brought one upgraded wing to the Sakhir circuit though, and Ocon said on Thursday that Sergio Perez, ahead in the championship by virtue of his higher finishing position in Melbourne, will be the driver to use ...

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Ocon made his grand prix debut in the middle of the 2016 season with Manor, then stepped up to Mercedes' lead customer team Force India for an impressive maiden full campaign in 2017.Though Lewis Hamilton is expected to re-sign with Mercedes beyond the current campaign, the other seat with the German manufacturer is up for grabs.As well as current incumbent Valtteri Bottas, Ocon ...

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Force India F1 driver Ocon was beaten to the 2011 WSK Euro Series title by Verstappen, but exacted his "revenge" by winning the 2014 European Formula 3 Championship as Verstappen finished third.Verstappen is now firmly ensconced at Red Bull while Ocon is preparing for his second full F1 season with Force India and eyeing a future Mercedes drive."Yeah, if there is a championship at ...

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As for Mercedes, they will need to show Red Bull-style guts to promote their young driver to the works team this early in his Formula 1 career.In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we have Esteban Ocon join us on our fun show. We speak to the Frenchman about his views on Force India, his areas of improvement for 2018 and how he plans to counter the Sergio Perez ...

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Ocon joined Force India last season to partner Perez, with the two going on to clash on-track in Azerbaijan and Hungary – as well as disagreeing over their Canada battle - in their first campaign as teammates.The pair then collided with each other twice in the Belgian Grand Prix, leading Force India to impose team orders on its drivers.Ocon had approached Wolff for advice in dealing ...

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Ocon, who joined Force India with just nine races of experience with Manor from 2016, scored points in 18 of the 20 races and finished just 13 adrift of Perez in the standings.In Motorsport.com’s team principals’ top 10 poll, Mercedes junior Ocon, who has a multi-year contract with Force India, was ranked fifth.“[Beating Ocon] is the main target [in 2018],” said Perez. “The pressure ...

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Perez and Ocon were under team orders not to fight each other on track ever since they collided twice during the Belgian Grand Prix in August last year,"The drivers have got a better understanding and have matured enough so that they know and we know how to behave," Szafnauer told Motorsport.com."So next season it should be a lot better."Perez and Ocon rowed in Canada, collided in ...

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Ocon, who was voted number five in F1 team principals’ top 10 drivers poll, finished eighth in the standings, one place and 13 points behind teammate Sergio Perez.The Mercedes junior saw the chequered flag in all but one of the 20 races and scored points in 18 of them.“Force India are happy with the job I’m doing and also Mercedes are happy with what I’m doing,” Ocon told ...

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The duo came together twice at Spa, with Ocon claiming Perez “tried to kill me” and the Mexican subsequently defending himself.It came after Perez and Ocon rowed in Canada, collided in Azerbaijan and the clashed again in Hungary - with Force India bosses enforcing team orders after the Spa clash.After the race in Belgium, Ocon called Wolff to discuss the incidents and growing ...

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The Frenchman scored points in 18 of the 20 races and finished just one place and 13 points adrift of Perez in the drivers standings.He was impressively consistent, scoring 43 points in the first 10 races and 44 in the second 10 races, having started the year with just nine F1 races of experience with Manor at the end of last year."It was a smooth transition but it's never easy to ...

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Ocon and teammate Sergio Perez ensured Force India held onto fourth place in the constructors' championship for the second consecutive season.In this video from Motorsport.tv programme The Flying Lap, Ocon outlines the challenge Force India faces next year."We need to be perfect on every point next year," said Ocon."I hope to start on a higher point and we need to be perfect ...

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Grosjean lost control of his Haas car at Turn 5 on the opening lap of the race, hitting the Force India, which was sent into the barriers and out of the race.It was Ocon's first retirement in Formula 1.Stewards deemed that Grosjean had been at fault and imposed a 10-second time penalty.Although Grosjean apologised to Ocon for the accident, the Frenchman was baffled as to why he was ...

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Last year, Lewis Hamilton cut across the grass after running wide at Turn 1 and rejoined in the lead ahead of Nico Rosberg, but did not get penalised.But when Max Verstappen did the same when defending from Sebastian Vettel, he was handed a penalty post-race. This year, the FIA has introduced speed bumps, which are 50mm high, on the left hand kerb between Turns 1 and 2, with a second ...

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Perez and Ocon were banned from racing each other by their team after multiple incidents in the middle of the year, including collisions in both the Azerbaijan and Belgian Grands Prix.Ocon said he had been pleasantly surprised by the positive welcome he had received from Perez's home fans in Mexico given this week given the level of social media vitriol towards him."I was expecting a ...

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Despite being under the weather, Ocon managed to qualify seventh, beating teammate Sergio Perez by five tenths in the final qualifying segment.He will start the race in sixth thanks to Max Verstappen's grid penalty."I had a migraine," Ocon told Motorsport.com. "So I had all the symptoms."I was shaking, and also then I took pills and my stomach was a bit upside down, so I was not ...

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Ocon, 21, has scored points in all but one of this year's races and lies eighth in the standings, right behind his Mexican teammate, with 65 points to his name.Fernley praised Ocon for his feisty opening laps in the Japanese Grand Prix, but cautioned that he still still has a lot to learn from veteran Perez."He is getting better, and he's fortunate to have a very, very good teammate ...

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The two top 10 spots earned the team 14 points in the race at Suzuka. With this result, Perez and Ocon are seventh and eighth in the drivers’ standings with 82 and 65 points respectively.The team is fourth among the constructors with 147 points.Ocon said: “It was a great race, especially the start and opening laps. I was running third for a long time. We are still missing a little ...

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With the team finally getting on top of its new high-downforce package – which includes the 'Stegosaurus fin' - both Ocon and Sergio Perez mounted a strong challenge at Sepang as they racked up more championship points.With that strong form having left Ocon just six tenths off Red Bull in qualifying, the Frenchman believes the team has the potential to edge even closer over the ...

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