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French
17 September 1996 (24)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Damon Hill (17 September 1960)

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2nd (2020 Sakhir Grand Prix)
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198 (3 points per race avg)
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11 (16.4%)
2016 Belgian Grand Prix
2020 Abu Dhabi 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, 2020,

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
2020 Daniel Ricciardo
Renault compare 2020

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The Enstone outfit confirmed recently that erstwhile team principal Cyril Abiteboul has left, and that former Suzuki MotoGP boss Davide Brivio has joined as racing director.<br>Brivio reports to new Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi, who has overall responsibility for the sportscar manufacturer's activities on road and track.<br>Ocon hasn't met his new bosses in person yet due to COVID restrictions making ...

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It will be the Frenchman’s first ever rally experience, and his first proper outing in an A110S since he tried it out at the Nordschleife over the Eifel Grand Prix weekend last year.<br>Ocon, who will run with his F1 number #31 on the blue-liveried car, will get a morning shakedown in the official VIP course car on Thursday before having a high-speed run when the World Rally Championship season ...

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Ocon made his F1 comeback with Renault in 2020 after a year on the sidelines as a Mercedes test and reserve driver.<br>And with it taking him some time to get adjusted again to the performance demands of F1, and adapt to a new car, Ocon found himself unable to deliver what he felt he was capable of.<br>But any doubts about his potential faded away after a breakthrough at ...

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Three F1 drivers missed races across the course of the 2020 season through illness as the FIA enforced strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the paddock.<br>Sergio Perez missed the two Silverstone races after testing positive ahead of the British Grand Prix, while Racing Point teammate Lance Stroll pulled out of the Eifel Grand Prix ahead of qualifying, later testing positive for ...

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Ocon spent 2019 serving as Mercedes' F1 reserve driver after missing out on seats at Renault, McLaren and Racing Point, falling through the cracks in the driver market.<br>But Renault was swift to sign Ocon for 2020 to partner Daniel Ricciardo, allowing the Frenchman to return after just a year on the sidelines.<br>Ocon ended the year with 62 points, picking up his first F1 podium at the Sakhir ...

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While the Yas Marina Circuit boasts state-of-the-art facilities, its actual layout has been subject to a lot of criticism over the years.<br>In 2010 Fernando Alonso famously lost the world title to Sebastian Vettel partly because he was unable to overtake the much slower Renault of Vitaly Petrov in his Ferrari.<br>In subsequent years the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has never managed to deliver an ...

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The Frenchman pulled off a well-executed one-stop strategy to grab second place at the Bahrain event behind race winner Sergio Perez.<br>And off the back of a season where he has faced some disappointment, and been surrounded at one point by speculation that he could lose his drive, Ocon said the result was incredibly important for him.<br>"I've no words. I cried on the line," said Ocon after the ...

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The Renault driver made a good getaway at Istanbul from seventh on the grid to haul himself past a number of cars in front of him.<br>But despite the potential opening up for him to grab third place, it all went wrong when he got tagged and spun by teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who had had to move to the right to avoid a collision with Lewis Hamilton.<br>Ocon was able to recover and get going again ...

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Ocon returned to F1 action with Renault for 2020 after missing 2019 as a result of losing his seat at Force India, which was rebranded as Racing Point for the start of last season, and also missing out on a seat for last year with his current employer when it signed Daniel Ricciardo to partner Nico Hulkenberg.<br>Renault currently occupies third place in the 2020 constructors' championship, but ...

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Russell’s future has been subject to speculation amid links between Williams and current Racing Point driver Sergio Perez, who is on the lookout for a seat for next year.<br>Russell stressed last week that he had “no concerns” about his future with Williams, given he has a contract in place, and that the stories had been “fed by the Perez camp” to help try and secure the Mexican a ...

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The downforce demands and slippery track surface left Renault slightly on the back foot against rivals Racing Point and McLaren last weekend, with Ocon finishing in eighth place.<br>However, even though the result was not as good as the team would have liked, Ocon says that the way he and his crew interacted pointed to a big step forward.<br>"I'm not sure Portugal was my best weekend, but I would ...

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The Frenchman finished the Q2 session in Portimao in 11th place, just 0.133s behind his team mate Daniel Ricciardo, who did get through.<br>At the last race in the Nurburgring the gap between the pair in the final session was just 0.019s, although on that occasion both men started well inside the top 10.<br>Ocon has been under some pressure recently as he has been outscored and outpaced by ...

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With Alonso fired up over his return to Formula 1 next year, he has done some sessions in the Renault simulator in recent weeks to try to get himself more integrated with the Enstone-based squad.<br>And, with the Spaniard eager to keep tabs on how the team is progressing, Ocon says that Alonso’s input and willingness to help is welcome.<br>“I've seen how keen he is, and of course he has sent ...

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The French driver currently lies 12th in the world championship on 36 points, while his teammate Daniel Ricciardo is in fourth place on 78.<br>Ocon has been hampered by reliability issues in three races, most recently a hydraulic problem that stopped him in the Eifel GP, and which have cost him points.<br>However he has struggled to match Ricciardo in qualifying, and in races where both men have ...

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From seventh on the grid, Ocon jumped up to fourth at the start, and he subsequently ran in that position ahead of his teammate Daniel Ricciardo until the Australian stopped.<br>Having gone two laps further before his own stop, Ocon then found life difficult on the hard tyre, and after a few laps he was obliged to switch positions with Ricciardo.<br>He also lost out to Sergio Perez and Charles ...

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The Renault man was one of 12 drivers to receive a warning from the FIA stewards after the incident that saw Carlos Sainz, Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Giovinazzi and Nicholas Latifi eliminated from the race.<br>Ocon, who was just in front of the collisions, admitted that he was so surprised by the lack of reaction from the cars ahead that he thought his team was mistaken when it told him that the ...

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Ocon, who started 12th, finished the race in eighth place, two spots behind his teammate Daniel Ricciardo.<br>After the flag his engineer congratulated him on gaining four places and contributing to a good points haul for the team, but Ocon replied, "I disagree, I think we missed out completely in this race, there was a massive opportunity."<br>He was then told: "Just hold it on the radio, hold it ...

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In a bid to avoid a repeat of the traffic farce that marred qualifying last year, the FIA made clear to drivers that it would come down hard on any shenanigans, and imposed a pretty swift maximum time for preparation laps.<br>But while the protocols helped avoid too much chaos into the final Parabolica corner, it did not stop drivers tripping over each other as they started their laps, especially ...

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The Frenchman and teammate Daniel Ricciardo helped deliver Renault its best qualifying performance since returning as a works team in Belgium, with the pair going on to finish fourth and fifth in the race.<br>Based on how strong the Renault was there, with hopes high for Monza this weekend too, Ocon sees a chance of it ending the campaign as best of the rest behind Mercedes and Red ...

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Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen finished fifth and sixth after abandoning their final qualifying simulation efforts, as Ferrari's Spa misery continued with Charles Leclerc finishing in P17 and Sebastian Vettel last in FP3.<br>Much of the rubber laid down during the opening practice sessions was washed away during an intense thunder storm, which was so severed it caused the Porsche Supercup ...

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In Barcelona the Frenchman qualified 15th and finished 13th after struggling all weekend for performance.<br>For the seventh race of the year at Spa - as per the planned schedule - Renault is giving him a fresh power unit and he’s also entitled to a new gearbox.<br>Ocon is hoping that the new elements will help him to close the gap to teammate Daniel Ricciardo that has been evident in recent ...

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Ocon crashed into the wall towards the end of final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix after taking evasive action to avoid a slow-moving Magnussen between Turn 3 and Turn 4.<br>Magnussen was on a slow lap in a bid to cool his tyres, while Ocon was trying to get his tyres up to temperature after exiting the pits, explaining the speed difference.<br>Both the drivers ...

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Ocon crashed into the wall during the closing stages of FP3 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya while trying to avoid a slow-moving Magnussen on the run from Turn 3 to Turn 4.<br>As Magnussen slowed ahead following a hot lap, Ocon was forced to back off before spearing his car to the right and into the inside wall in order to avoid running into the rear of the Haas.<br>The stewards swiftly ...

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Max Verstappen finished third for Red Bull ahead of McLaren's Carlos Sainz.<br>The 60-minute session built to a crescendo after a fairly lifeless start, with Hamilton finally going quicker than his Mercedes team-mate on his final qualifying simulation as the track grip increased.<br>It took almost 10 minutes for a time to be set as the teams back-loaded their running on the scorched asphalt, which ...

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The Frenchman struggled to match the pace of teammate Daniel Ricciardo, and could manage only 11th place in Q2.<br>He was then bumped down to 14th by a three-place penalty for impeding fellow Mercedes protege George Russell in Q1, while Ricciardo will start from fifth position.<br>Ocon expects to have a fight to make up ground with a car that is potentially quicker than some of those ...

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