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French
17 September 1996 (22)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Damon Hill (17 September 1960)

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132 (3 points per race avg)
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5 (11.4%)
2016 Belgian Grand Prix
2018 Singapore 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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teams & teammates

season teammate
2016 Pascal Wehrlein
Rio Haryanto
Manor Marussia compare 2016
2017 Sergio Pérez
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2018 Sergio Pérez
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But the Frenchman made it clear that what he described as a "terrible situation" won't be quickly forgotten. Ocon was pushed into the wall on the exit of Turn 3 when he attempted to go round the outside of Perez, and the Mexican moved over on him. The pair talked about the incident when Perez, who finished out of the points, returned to the Force India camp after the race. "He apologised ... ...

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The pair touched on the exit of Turn 3 on the first lap when Ocon tried to go around the outside, and his teammate moved over and put the Frenchman into the wall. Szafnauer felt that the Mexican could have left more room. After past incidents, Szafnauer had reminded both drivers before the Belgian GP – where they both started in the top four and the revamped team was restarting on zero ... ...

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Highly-rated Mercedes junior driver Ocon could end up without a drive next season after emerging as the chief victim from a bizarre summer of F1 driver market activity. The Frenchman was understood to have reached an agreement to join McLaren back in July, but switched focus to Renault when there appeared to be a firm commitment for the French car manufacturer to take him But he missed out ... ...

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Mercedes protege Ocon was poised to switch to Renault before Ricciardo decided to quit Red Bull to join the manufacturer. Ocon is likely to be ousted from his current team Racing Point Force India because Sergio Perez has a deal for next season and Lance Stroll is poised to join from Williams because his father Lawrence is now an investor in the team. Ricciardo acknowledged that his Renault ... ...

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Mercedes-backed Ocon has been impressive in his second full season in F1, and looked set to move to the works Renault team for next year. But Daniel Ricciardo's decision to leave Red Bull for Renault threw Ocon's plans into disarray, as his current team is set to replace him with Lance Stroll following its takeover while alternative opportunities look unlikely to materialise. "I am not ... ...

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Ocon's options to remain on the F1 grid are limited, especially while he retains his ties to Mercedes, with its other customer team Williams a possible destination but courting other drivers to suit its financial needs. That has led Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff to admit he would consider releasing Ocon if it was the best option for his future. Renault, McLaren and Red Bull have all openly ... ...

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Horner says that Ocon would not be considered by Red Bull for a Toro Rosso seat while he is contracted to a main rival, despite the lack of qualified young drivers within the drinks company’s own junior programme. Both McLaren boss Zak Brown and Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul have expressed similar sentiments about Ocon, who will be without a drive when Lance Stroll joins Force India. With ... ...

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Ocon was a strong contender for a seat at McLaren, and had even had a seat fitting earlier this year as the team pondered a potential mid-season switch for the youngster. But the McLaren talks went quiet when Ocon looked set for a move to Renault instead, only for that option to fall through when the French car manufacturer took Daniel Ricciardo. While Mercedes, which looks after Ocon’s ... ...

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Racing Point Force India driver Perez ousted Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen from top spot on his final lap of the session, with Esteban Ocon third for the team that was effectively reincarnated last weekend in Belgium. The late improvements stopped Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso and Honda from being surprise pacesetters in FP1, which started in very wet conditions and did not quite dry enough for slick ... ...

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The Force India racer had been expected to be named as Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate, but the plan was abandoned at the last minute when Daniel Ricciardo made himself available soon after the Hungarian GP. Ocon would have been loaned to Renault by Mercedes, in much the same way as Red Bull has loaned out Carlos Sainz to the Enstone since last September. But the team had doubts at being ... ...

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On the weekend that the renamed and rescued team started its new era, Ocon and teammate Sergio Perez grabbed the second row of the Spa grid and ended up four-abreast with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in a lead battle on the opening lap. As Vettel got a run on poleman Hamilton for the lead on the Kemmel Straight, Ocon drew alongside both on the inside approaching Les Combes. The Force ... ...

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Ocon, who is backed by Mercedes, starred in mixed conditions in Belgian Grand Prix qualifying, putting his Racing Point Force India car third on the grid. The Frenchman's short-term prospects in F1 have been complicated by recent developments, as a likely Renault move fell through when the manufacturer signed Daniel Ricciardo, while Lawrence Stroll's takeover of Force India has made Ocon ... ...

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The Frenchman had looked set to join Renault in 2019 before the French car manufacturer pulled off a shock swoop for Ricciardo over the summer break. Read Also: The biggest loser from F1's explosive silly season That decision has left Ocon facing a battle to find a competitive seat in F1 next year, with his best options being McLaren or remaining at his current Force India ... ...

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The Mercedes junior is halfway through his second year racing with its engine customer Force India, and was in the running for a drive with the works team for next season. Mercedes has opted to retain Valtteri Bottas for one more year, with an option to extend that deal to 2020. Ocon had been linked with a move to Renault in 2019, on loan from Mercedes, but Daniel Ricciardo's shock decision ... ...

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Ocon has been linked with a loan move to Renault next season that would mean he replaces Carlos Sainz alongside Nico Hulkenberg.Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul told French broadcaster Canal+ before the Hungarian Grand Prix that talks with Ocon were taking place but that did not mean he was guaranteed to join the team.Abiteboul said he expects conversations to continue with ...

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Ocon, who has been affiliated with the Silver Arrows since 2014, has impressed in F1 with Mercedes client Force India for the past year and a half – but will not be called up to the manufacturers' factory team next year, as it has already re-signed Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.The Frenchman is now thought likely to remain on loan from Mercedes but switch from Force India to ...

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Ocon is contracted long-term to Mercedes, and is currently on loan to Force India. It’s understood that the agreement states that for next season he can only be called back by the Stuttgart manufacturer to drive for the works team.However in recent weeks it’s become increasingly clear that Mercedes is keen to place him at Renault for 2019, in order to enhance his career development ...

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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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