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personalia

French
17 September 1996 (25)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Damon Hill (17 September 1960)

statistics

1 (1%)
2 (2%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1st (2021 Hungarian Grand Prix)
3rd
6
102
102
330 (3.2 points per race avg)
6292
66 (1%)
0 (0%)
15 (14.7%)
2016 Belgian Grand Prix
2022 Hungarian 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.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event F1 constructor
1 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Alpine F1 Team

pole positions

# event F1 constructor

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
2021 Fernando Alonso
Alpine F1 Team compare 2021
2022 Fernando Alonso
Alpine F1 Team compare 2022

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Szafnauer says that the Frenchman's only weakness is that he can take too long to find the limits at the start of the race weekend.
Aston Martin announced last week that it had signed Alonso for 2023, and it's not yet clear who will replace him at the Enstone outfit.
The team had hoped to slot reserve driver Oscar Piastri into the seat, and announced him last Wednesday. However, the ...

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Helped by problems for Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton the A522s of Ocon and Alonso qualified fifth and sixth, separated by just 0.060s.
Alonso was ahead of Ocon on Friday and was second overall in the wet FP3 session. He was also faster than the Frenchman in both Q1 and Q2, taking third spot in the latter session.
The 41-year-old was thus disappointed to lose out to his ...

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The Frenchman was also mystified as to why he was only 17th in FP3 before securing 12th in qualifying.
He will actually start 10th, as Carlos Sainz and Kevin Magnussen both have grid penalties.
Ocon's teammate Fernando Alonso demonstrated the potential of the car by securing seventh on the grid.
"It's clearly a disappointing qualifying," Ocon said when asked by Motorsport.com about his ...

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The Enstone outfit brought a major package of aero updates to the British GP, where Fernando Alonso finished fifth and Ocon was running eighth before a late retirement with a fuel pump issue.
In Austria, where the team brought another upgrade in the form of a revised rear wing, Ocon finished fifth.
Meanwhile, Alonso moved up to 10th after starting from the back of the grid and making an ...

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After introducing a high downforce rear wing, front wing endplate tweaks and rear brake changes at the Spanish Grand Prix back in May, Alpine has tweaked its A522 design with drag-reducing parts in Azerbaijan and Canada before presenting another substantial development package for this weekend’s Silverstone race.
This includes a new floor with altered underside shape edges to add more suction ...

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Like most teams Alpine brought updates to the Spanish GP last month, including a high downforce rear wing, new front endplates and revised rear brake drum winglets.
For Azerbaijan the team had revised sidepods and low drag front and rear wings, while for Montreal it had a more efficient beam wing.
However, while some rivals have backed off on bringing new parts to the ...

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Having started from the front-row, Alonso was running seventh when he began to struggle with an engine issue and his speed was compromised on the straights in the closing stages, making him vulnerable to the chasing Bottas.
Ocon ahead allowed Alonso to catch him in order to give him DRS and help him stay clear of the Alfa Romeo driver.
The plan worked and Alonso crossed the line in seventh ...

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Magnussen started fifth alongside teammate Mick Schumacher after a standout qualifying session for Haas. But his hopes of a strong points finish evaporate after a brush with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap, which caused damage to his front wing.
Magnussen's right-hand side endplate was dangling off the side of the wing for several laps, which was spotted by the chasing Alpine driver ...

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In 2018 the race returned to the F1 calendar after a 10-year absence, with Paul Ricard taking over from Magny-Cours.
But after four editions - the 2020 race was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic - July's 2022 edition could be the last one as Paul Ricard's expiring contract has yet to be renewed.
While F1's owner Liberty Media is keen on continuing to expand the calendar, it wants to ...

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Mercedes driver Hamilton was closely tailing Ocon for eighth place after pitting for intermediate tyres, quickly gaining on the Alpine car that still running on wets.
Hamilton called for Ocon to be investigated over his defensive moves, with the stewards taking action after contact was made between the two drivers at Sainte Devote.
As Hamilton lined up a move on the inside, Ocon moved across ...

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The A522 upgrade package looked promising on Friday in Barcelona but the team had a troubled qualifying session, with Ocon earning only 12th and Fernando Alonso down in 17th after a radio miscommunication compromised his final run in Q1.
In the race, Ocon put in an impressive charge to seventh, while Alonso started last after banking a fresh power unit and yet still managed to climb through the ...

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Gasly had a brush with the right rear wheel of countryman Esteban Ocon shortly after the start which affected the balance of his AlphaTauri and made it hard for him to defend.
Later when Lance Stroll attempted a pass on the outside of Turn 1, Gasly tipped the Aston Martin driver into a spin, earning himself a five-second penalty.
Gasly said that he accepted the penalty, which cost him a ...

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The Alpine driver took added satisfaction from the fact that he felt only "50%" physically after his heavy crash in FP3 on Saturday.
The 51G impact into a concrete wall meant that he had to miss qualifying, and was thus obliged to start from the back of the grid after the team built up the spare chassis.
He gained two places as both Aston Martins had to start from the pitlane, and then he ...

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Ocon lost the rear of his Alpine F1 car going through the corner during final practice on Saturday afternoon, causing him to crash into the concrete barrier on the right-hand side of the circuit.
Ocon reported over the radio that he was unhurt, but the impact warning light meant he had to be taken to the medical centre where he was duly checked and cleared by the officials.
But a crack to ...

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Ocon lost control of his Alpine A522 car through Turn 13 midway through FP3, causing him to crash into the wall on the right-hand side of the track.
The severity of the impact left Ocon's car with significant damage, and warranted a visit for the Frenchman to the medical centre where staff duly checked and cleared him.
It left Alpine in a race against time to get Ocon's car repaired in time ...

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The Alpine team was deemed by the FIA stewards to have performed an unsafe release after Ocon emerged side-by-side with Hamilton, forcing the Mercedes driver to cede him the position.
Ocon received a five-second time penalty for the incident, and having finished in 11th place with a queue of cars behind him the Alpine driver slipped to 14th in the final results.
The pitlane incident happened ...

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Alonso was very competitive in qualifying on Saturday, taking fifth in both Q1 and Q2 and putting in two sectors that suggested he was in the fight for pole in Q3 before an oil pressure fail-safe mode cut his Renault engine and sent him off the road.
Ocon, meanwhile, was 11th in Q1, 10th in Q2 and eighth in Q3, boosted by Alonso's lack of a lap time and issues for Carlos Sainz.
In Sunday's ...

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In the early stages of the race, Ocon battled with teammate Fernando Alonso, and he eventually finished sixth after the Spaniard retired with a loss of drive.
At some stages of the race he also fought with other cars, notably the McLaren of Lando Norris in the closing laps of the race, with his sixth place lifting Alpine up to fourth in the early F1 world constructors' standings.
Ocon made ...

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The pair traded places several times during a fraught battle in the early stages of the Saudi Arabian GP.
Szafnauer, who at one point was pictured on the pit wall with his head in his hands, admits that his main concern was that the pink cars were losing ground to those behind.
Valtteri Bottas and Kevin Magnussen were both able to join the battle, and as the former got closer Ocon was told ...

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Ocon started two places ahead of Alonso in fifth but having dropped behind Mercedes' George Russell he had to fend off the Spaniard, the pair trading places several times in the early laps of the race.
Alonso eventually gained the upper hand, while Ocon lost a place to Valtteri Bottas, who along with Kevin Magnussen had been able to join the fight as the Alpine drivers held each other ...

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In Q2 on Saturday Schumacher suffered a massive accident on the exit of Turn 10 after going over the kerbs and losing control over his car.
Schumacher then veered into the inside concrete wall at high speed, which destroyed his Haas, but he was fortunate to escape the dramatic wreck without injuries.
Later in Q3, after a lengthy clean-up and Schumacher taken to the medical centre and then ...

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Ocon approached Turn 9 on a flying lap when he was briefly impeded by the McLaren driver, who was on an outlap.
The incident forced the Alpine driver to abort his lap, although it did not affect his qualifying result of P5.
Following the session, the FIA stewards handed Ricciardo a three-place grid penalty for impeding his colleague, demoting him to P15 for Sunday’s race. The Australian ...

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Both Alpines were fitted with a sidepod upgrade for the F1 season opener, but Ocon lost his early on in first practice when the right-hand side bodywork flew off on the main straight, bringing out a red flag.
While the team did not have an immediate answer to what caused the failure, it suspects that the issue was a one-off.
Following precautionary checks in the garage, it gave the all-clear ...

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In strong sunshine but with fierce winds blowing throughout the session, Lando Norris set the initial first place benchmark time when the running commenced at 10am local time, the Briton continuing behind the wheel for a second day at McLaren as teammate Daniel Ricciardo continues to feel unwell.
Norris's 1m38.593s was soon bettered by Ocon's 1m36.472s, the Alpine, running its alternative pink ...

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In 2021 F1 trialled sprint races at three grands prix to a mixed reception, the latest push by F1's owner Liberty Media to find new ways of engaging fans and growing the sport.
Efforts to improve the spectacle also include drastic new technical regulations for 2022 as well an ever-decreasing budget gap, awarding a point for the fastest lap and other novelties.
While not all fans are enjoying ...

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