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French
17 September 1996 (23)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Damon Hill (17 September 1960)

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2016 Belgian Grand Prix
2018 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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2016, 2017, 2018,

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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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Mercedes surprised its rival during pre-season testing when it introduced the innovative concept that allows drivers to alter the toe angle of the front wheels by pushing or pulling the steering wheel.<br>Ocon spent 2019 as Mercedes' reserve and simulator driver before signing a contract to race for Renault this year.<br>The deal with the French squad meant Ocon was not allowed in the Mercedes ...

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Ocon worked alongside six-time F1 champion Hamilton during his year as a Mercedes reserve driver in 2019.<br>Speaking at the launch of his new employer Renault's 2020 campaign, Ocon said he found the experience of working with Hamilton and his teammate Valtteri Bottas "very useful" - and revealed Hamilton had aided him in coping with career uncertainty.<br>"I came out of my environment, with my ...

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The Frenchman, driving the car in anger for the first time on race tyres after a shakedown on Monday, believes that the 2020 generation of cars will break all lap records this year.<br>Ocon made the observations when comparing the Renault with the world championship-winning Mercedes W10, which he sampled throughout 2019 in the Brackley team's simulator, and drove at Paul Ricard in a Pirelli tyre ...

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Ocon, who switched to a Mercedes reserve role after losing his seat at Racing Point, undertook a packed simulator programme and would often have to dash from the factory to the track.<br>Ahead of his return to a full-time race role, Ocon admitted the past year had taken a lot of out of him.<br>"I mean, the season I had was very very demanding," Ocon said. "I was not sleeping for two days [at a ...

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Ocon, who didn't race in F1 in 2019 but had an intense programme as Mercedes' reserve, test and simulator driver, has joined Renault on a two-year deal to drive alongside Daniel Ricciardo.<br>He retains a management link with Mercedes, with team principal Toto Wolff having described him as "a cousin of the Mercedes family today".<br>Ocon says he will take some of the knowledge he'd accrued at ...

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The Frenchman is replacing Nico Hulkenberg this year, after spending last season on the sidelines as a Mercedes simulator driver.<br>Ocon, who last raced with Racing Point/Force India in 2018, began his F1 career as a Renault young driver.<br>"It's another dynamic," Abiteboul told Motorsport.com. "He will push us in a different way, a new energy, a new aggressivity, in my opinion a fully positive ...

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Ocon, who replaces Nico Hulkenberg in the French marque's 2020 F1 line-up, was released by Mercedes to join Renault for the post-season two-day tyre test in Abu Dhabi.<br>And the Frenchman believes this will be integral to his preparations for next year, as F1 has cut down from eight pre-season test days to six for 2020.<br>"It's crucial and definitely it's going to help me massively. Because you ...

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The Frenchman, who is Mercedes' current reserve driver but will race alongside Daniel Ricciardo at Renault next season, will join the French squad on December 2, the day after the Abu Dhabi GP.<br>He will then take part in the 2020 Pirelli tyre test, driving the yellow car on both the Tuesday and the Wednesday.<br>Ocon retains a management relationship with Mercedes and will still be on call as ...

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Ocon, who will race for Renault next year, was given the Mercedes role when he was unable to find a race seat after Lance Stroll took his place at Racing Point.<br>His main job this season has been as a simulator driver at Brackley on race weekends, although he did get to drive the W10 for two days in last week's 2020 Pirelli tyre test at Paul Ricard.<br>The current rules mean that he has not ...

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<br><br><br>An agreement had been made but not signed when Renault changed its mind at the last minute after Daniel Ricciardo indicated he wanted to join the Enstone team for 2019.<br>Wolff subsequently made his frustration with Renault clear, especially as there was no other opportunity to place the Frenchman after he lost his Force India/Racing Point seat to Lance Stroll.<br>However discussions ...

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While it's a step down for the Frenchman in terms of competitiveness to what he was hoping for, that doesn't mean his move back into the F1 midfield will come without pressure and attention.<br>Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw outline the reasons both Ocon and his new team will be under intense scrutiny next season, and they explain what this renewed partnership will need to achieve to prevent too ...

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Ocon, who is a Mercedes reserve, has just signed a two-year deal to join Renault as Daniel Ricciardo’s teammate from 2020.<br>But while Ocon’s career will still be managed by Mercedes, Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul says that the Frenchman will be fully under his control from next year.<br>“He is a Renault driver,” said Abiteboul ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix. “That is very ...

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport had a dominant start to the season, but the run up to the summer break was not without its challenges.<br>As Formula 1 prepares to return after the summer break, fans are keen to see how far that challenge will develop as Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and the Silver Arrows seek a record-equalling sixth consecutive Constructors’ Championship title.<br>But ...

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The German’s future at the team had been in doubt since earlier in the campaign, with Renault admitting that it was looking at options elsewhere.<br>Ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, Renault confirmed that it had done a deal with Mercedes to take Ocon as Daniel Ricciardo’s teammate on a two-year deal.<br>The decision leaves Hulkenberg chasing a seat elsewhere for 2020, with Haas confirming that ...

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Mercedes protege Ocon drove for Manor and Force India/Racing Point since stepping up to grand prix racing midway through 2016, but was left off the grid this year after his Racing Point seat was taken by Lance Stroll and a mooted switch to Renault fell through when the French outfit signed Daniel Ricciardo.<br>A contender to join Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2020 before the team confirmed it was ...

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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said a decision on who would partner Lewis Hamilton next season would be made during the summer break, and admitted it was not easy to pick between Bottas and Ocon.<br>The team announced Bottas would stay for a fourth season on Thursday morning ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.<br>Bottas has won five races since replacing retired world champion Nico Rosberg in ...

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Hulkenberg's deal with the Renault works team expires at the end of 2019 and reports in Germany and France have suggested he will be replaced by Ocon next year.<br>Ocon was in the running for the second Mercedes seat alongside Lewis Hamilton for 2020, but were Mercedes to choose Bottas then Ocon would be free to strike a deal with another team.<br>Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said he would ...

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After a flying start, Bottas's form has slipped in recent races. Although his qualifying form against Hamilton remains strong, Ocon’s performances with Force India (now Racing Point) in 2017 and '18 mean his stock is still high despite not competing in F1 this year.<br>Motorsport.com has evaluated Bottas’s and Ocon’s strengths and weaknesses, and asks who would you place with Hamilton for ...

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With a host of top drivers locked in to contracts that take them up to 2021, F1 had initially look set for a more stable time.<br>But nothing stays still in F1 for long, and as the mid-season approaches, the paddock rumour mill has already got into gear as teams and drivers manoeuvre themselves for 2020.<br>One of the most fascinating aspects this year though is that the driver market does not ...

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Ex-Force India/Racing Point driver Ocon's role includes working on the simulator and spending race weekends trackside.<br>Former Mercedes junior George Russell, who held that role last season, said that having an inside vantage point of how the team and the likes of Hamilton operate was extremely beneficial as a driver.<br>Having worked closely with the Mercedes team behind the scenes this season ...

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Ocon lost his Racing Point drive following the takeover of the Force India team by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, whose son Lance moved across from Williams to partner long-time Force India driver Sergio Perez for this season.<br>Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has made it clear he expects Ocon to get an F1 seat for 2020, although it is not clear where he will fit in.<br>Ocon said he can "only be ...

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Stroll enjoyed a strong debut for his new team in Australia, recovering from being knocked out in Q1 to score two points for ninth place, while Perez made Q3 but slipped to 13th in the race.<br>Stroll showed stronger pace than Perez after the pitstops and the Mexican, who has shown himself to be particularly masterful at managing F1's delicate Pirelli tyres over race distances for several seasons ...

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Ocon will spend 2019 mostly on the sidelines, having bagged a reserve driver role with Mercedes after a bizarre sequence of events in 2018 that meant he couldn't stay on the grid.<br>The Frenchman is one of the tallest drivers in F1 and suffered a weight penalty as a result, and will not benefit from the first year of the introduction of a minimum driver weight.<br>While Ocon admits that spending ...

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Perez finished eighth in the drivers’ championship last season, four places and 13 points ahead of Ocon, and collected a podium in Azerbaijan while the Frenchman had a best finish of sixth.<br>Eight-time podium finisher Perez, who joined Force India in 2014 after one season with McLaren and will stay with the team as it transforms into a new identity this year, argued that there is very little ...

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