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French
17 September 1996 (26)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Damon Hill (17 September 1960)

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1 (0.9%)
2 (1.7%)
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1st (2021 Hungarian Grand Prix)
3rd
6
117
110
364 (3.1 points per race avg)
6770
66 (1%)
0 (0%)
16 (13.7%)
2016 Belgian Grand Prix
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2021 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.


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seasons

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

finishing positions

grid positions

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

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teams & teammates Esteban Ocon

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 worked with Ocon at Force India/Racing Point in 2017-?18, when the Frenchman was involved in several controversial clashes with Sergio Perez.
Last season at Alpine there were moments of tension between Ocon and Fernando Alonso, notably at Interlagos, where they collided on the first lap of the sprint.
That led to both men getting a talking to from the team management. Szafnauer ...

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Gasly will join Alpine next year after spending the entirety of his racing career to date under the Red Bull umbrella, with the majority of his time in F1 coming at its AlphaTauri team.
The move will see Gasly replace two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who signed for Aston Martin at the end of July.
Ocon has raced for the Enstone-based team since 2020, and played a role in helping ...

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Ocon led Alpine's efforts in F1 this year, narrowly outscoring teammate Fernando Alonso as the team took fourth in the constructors' championship, finishing at the head of the midfield.
The Frenchman regarded it as his best F1 season to date, having returned to the grid with Renault in 2020 before the team was rebranded as Alpine the following year.
As well as going through different names ...

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Ocon was lying in eighth place in the safety car queue, behind Sebastian Vettel and ahead of Alonso, who was on fresher tyres.
Before the restart, Ocon was told not to focus on Alonso behind and "to let him through nice and cleanly".
Engineer: "Fernando has the tyre advantage on us. Let's not focus on him. Let's make sure we concentrate on beating Vettel eventually. Let's make sure we let ...

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Alonso and Ocon appeared to make contact twice on the opening lap of Saturday?s 24-lap sprint race in Brazil, the first moment coming at Turn 4 when they went side-by-side into the corner.
Alonso was forced wide at the exit of the corner, but the more dramatic incident came as they completed the lap when they made contact going across the start/finish line.
The front wing of Alonso?s car ...

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The Alpine pair brushed with each other early on the opening lap on the exit of Turn 4, but the more serious incident came just before they crossed the start/finish line as Alonso damaged his front wing on his teammate's car.
Alonso was forced to come into the pits for a new front wing, and criticised his teammate over the radio. The Spaniard eventually finished 15th, passing Ocon who fell to ...

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Perez was fastest in FP1, held on Friday morning, and Ocon set the pace in Saturday?s FP2, which was run after qualifying but ahead of the sprint race.
Brazilian Grand Prix FP1 results: Perez fastest from Leclerc






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Driver
Chassis
Laps
Time
Gap
Interval
km/h




1
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
29
1'11.853 ...

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The hour of FP2 running, that during a sprint weekend falls between the Friday qualifying session and half-distance Saturday race,  has drawn widespread criticism about its uselessness.
With no need to chase one-lap pace, race runs dominated the order as Ocon came out on top despite running only with a scrubbed set of the red-walled soft tyres over Red Bull's Perez.
The Ferraris led the ...

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Ocon struggled to 18th in qualifying at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday in Austin, only finishing ahead of Haas driver Mick Schumacher and Williams' Nicholas Latifi in Q1.
Ahead of Sunday's race, Alpine opted to fit Ocon's power unit with a fresh engine, energy store and control electronics, triggering a grid penalty that would have sent him to the rear of the field.
But as this was ...

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The pair have had an uneasy relationship in recent years. However, Ocon insists that they can co-operate to help the team progress and overcome any past differences, a sentiment also echoed by Gasly.
Ocon suggested that the focus should be on how two drivers who grew up together are now driving for a marque that also hails from the same region.
Asked by Motorsport.com if they will be able to ...

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The pair were childhood friends in their karting days in Normandy, but they had some personal issues as they were working their way up the ranks.
Many observers thought it would be impossible for them to be teammates in F1 given the potential tensions, but Gasly insists that there's a bigger picture and that being in the same team will be positive.
"I think it's more than talking about the ...

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Alpine introduced the heavily revised floor in Singapore while knowing that any gains wouldn't necessarily be maximised on the bumpy street track.
The early debut did at least allow the team to learn about the update and make the most of it at Suzuka, a track with the sort of fast corners where it was expected to provide a clear benefit.
With Ocon taking fourth place, Alpine's best finish of ...

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Hamilton spent much of the race chasing the Frenchman, and he eventually crossed the line just 0.641s behind in sixth.
The seven-time world champion knew before the race that a straight-line speed disadvantage would be a handicap in the race, while the wet conditions meant that there was no DRS to provide a benefit.
Despite losing out to the Alpine driver Hamilton insisted that he?d ...

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Gasly was confirmed on Saturday as Fernando Alonso?s replacement at the Alpine team in 2023, after the Frenchman was released from his contract at AlphaTauri by Red Bull.
Gasly and Ocon were friends when they were youngsters, and their families were also close. However, they had a falling out and have had an uneasy relationship since they both made it to F1.
When Gasly first emerged as a ...

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In the wake of the controversial finish to last year's Abu Dhabi season finale, race director Michael Masi was moved aside and replaced by a new shared system between Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas.
The pair have changed race control's approach compared to Masi on a number of topics, including track limits, safety car restarts and jewellery.
One other element that appears to have come to ...

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The Frenchman looks set to lead the Alpine team in 2023, following the departure of Alonso to Aston Martin.
But while Ocon is raved about by his team, which has committed to him until the end of 2024, he is aware that those outside the squad sometimes fail to recognise the job he is doing.
For he reckons that having shown so strongly against Alonso, which included his maiden ...

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The new cars have been already proved to be tricky at similar temporary venues such as Montreal and Baku earlier this season.
While bouncing has to some degree been dialled out at recent events, it is expected to be more prominent once again in Singapore, which F1 will visit next weekend for the first time since 2019.
"It's going to be very bumpy,? said Ocon. ?A big challenge I think for ...

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Alpine is currently engaged in a contract dispute with reserve driver Oscar Piastri after announcing him in a race seat for 2023, only for the Australian to say he had not signed a deal for next year.
While the case has been heard by F1's Contract Recognition Board this week, Alpine is looking at other options for next year to partner Ocon including current AlphaTauri driver Pierre ...

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Ocon charged from 16th on the grid to finish seventh for Alpine in the Belgian Grand Prix, calling the performance "our best weekend of the yer so far, and probably since I joined the team".
The key to Ocon's charge up the order was the Alpine car's impressive straight-line speed, which also allowed Fernando Alonso to fight high up the order in the opening stages and eventually finish ...

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Gasly has emerged as a possible candidate for Alpine if Red Bull is willing to do a deal to release him from AlphaTauri, having already confirmed him for next season.
Inevitably, the prospect of them teaming up at a French-owned team has intrigued fans and F1 insiders as they are known to have a rivalry that stems back to their childhood karting days.
It?s widely assumed that they would ...

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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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