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Esteban Ocon, F1 driver

personalia

French
17 September 1996 (27)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Damon Hill (17 September 1960)

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statistics

1 (0.7%)
3 (2%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1st (2021 Hungarian Grand Prix)
3rd
7
148
133
426 (2.9 points per race avg)
9252
66 (0.7%)
0 (0%)
22 (14.9%)
2016 Belgian Grand Prix
2024 Bahrain 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, 2023,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins Esteban Ocon

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

pole positions Esteban Ocon

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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
2023 Pierre Gasly
Alpine F1 Team compare 2023

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Friday night's Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying confirmed Alpine's fears over starting the year on the back foot following a late car concept change this winter.The Enstone team's fortunes are not expected to change dramatically until it can bring upgrades to its A524's base design, which could take five to six races.It means both Frenchmen await the unenviable task of keeping morale up at the ...

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The French manufacturer is coming off the back of a challenging first test in Bahrain last week where the new A524 showed itself to be lacking in both handling and pace terms against the opposition.While the team has been open about bracing itself for a tough start, some analysis from the testing data pointed to Alpine actually being slowest of all with how its current car is.Asked ahead of the ...

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Ocon is out of contract at Alpine at the end of this season. He was signed by the Mercedes junior programme during his 2015 title-winning GP3 Series campaign and given his relationship with the team’s boss Toto Wolff, he is seen as a candidate to replace Hamilton.Addressing the speculation for the first time, Ocon said he had always maintained “strong links” to Mercedes but stressed that he ...

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The Frenchman also insists that he will switch to “war mode” next year with an even greater focus on his racing and fewer distractions out of the cockpit.Highlights of Ocon’s year were starting and finishing third in Monaco, and earning fourth place in Las Vegas from 16th on the grid.However, he also suffered a series of non-finishes during the season, several of them after contact with ...

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Abu Dhabi's one-day test is a combined exercise to hand Pirelli extra tyre data while also providing a chance for rookie drivers to gather valuable miles. All teams ran two cars, one for each assignment.Russell caused the most notable incident by crashing in Turn 6 four hours into the session, after a suspected technical failure punted the Mercedes driver into the barriers.The incident, which ...

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The Enstone outfit has suffered from inconsistent form this year, with a strong race in Las Vegas – where Ocon finished fourth – followed by a disappointing weekend at the Yas Marina track that saw both cars outside the points.Ocon says that going straight into a test at a venue where the team struggled will help the team learn some lessons, with reserve driver Jack Doohan also providing input ...

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The Frenchman pulled off an impressive charge from 16th on the grid in Las Vegas to finish fourth on Saturday in what was one of his best race performances of the year. But it was not without some intrigue after television footage showed him making an overtake on Alpine team-mate Pierre Gasly just moments after he had received a radio message from the pitwall telling him to ‘hold ...

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Verstappen and Ocon were part of a gaggle of drivers that backed up at the end of the main straight as they prepared to start their final laps of the session.Keen to get a clear lap and worried about complying with the FIA's minimum delta requirements, Ocon passed Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu and his own team-mate Pierre Gasly before blasting by Verstappen just before the start of the lap.A clearly ...

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The Aston Martin driver was unable to take part in the second part of the shootout that determines the grid for the shortened Saturday race after sustaining heavy damage to the front-left corner.As the Spaniard slowly proceeded through Turn 2, former Alpine team-mate Esteban Ocon was forced to correct a slide and the subsequent change of direction sent him careering into the Aston.While Alonso ...

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Ocon was losing ground on his fading soft tyres when Hulkenberg tried to pass him on the exit of Turn 1, and Perez in turn drew alongside the Haas as they approached the Turn 2 left-hander.With Ocon on the inside, Hulkenberg was caught in a sandwich between the two cars. After contact from the Haas, Ocon was sent spinning across Hulkenberg's bows and into Perez's Red Bull.Perez and Ocon ended ...

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Alpine targeted retaining fourth in the 2023 constructors' standings while closing the gap to Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes. However, it has fallen to sixth behind Aston Martin and McLaren.Team boss Otmar Szafnauer and long-time sporting director Alan Permane then departed, reportedly having disagreed with Renault's top brass over how soon success could be delivered.Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi was ...

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In the final stages of last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, Gasly was asked to let Ocon by to repay the favour from earlier in the race, as the pair ran ninth and 10th.He initially refused to comply and only let Ocon through on the last corner of the final lap after repeated pleas by his race engineer.Gasly reacted furiously because he felt he was the quicker car on the day and was always going to ...

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Gasly was asked to move aside and let team-mate Ocon through to take ninth place on the last lap at Suzuka, having earlier been gifted the position in a team order swap.At that stage of the race, Gasly was on fresher rubber and Alpine believed that if he was let through by Ocon he would have a chance to close in on the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso who was ahead of them on the track.When it ...

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In the final stages of the Suzuka race, Gasly was asked to let Ocon by as the pair was set to finish ninth and 10th.Gasly angrily protested on the radio but eventually relented by letting his team-mate by at the very last possible moment, in the third sector of the final lap.Gasly was asked to let Ocon by to return the favour from earlier in the race, when Gasly passed Ocon but then failed to ...

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The French duo have been evenly matched in their first season as team-mates at Alpine, but amid a season where the Enstone outfit expected to consolidate on its fourth-place finish in last year's constructors' championship.Gasly admitted the season had not lived up to expectations in that regard, and added that he was not able to feel entirely at ease with the overall balance of the car.Asked ...

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Early in Q1, Ocon passed Norris before the Ascari chicane, and Norris then re-passed heading in Parabolica just before he started a hot lap, with the Alpine driver appearing to jink towards the McLaren as the pair turned in.After completing the lap, as he was heading back to the pits, Norris told his team “what the Alpine driver did was very dangerous, by the way”.After the session Norris ...

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The Frenchman claimed after the race that the wet compound was "not the right tyre at any moment" and that if conditions were right for it, a red flag would probably result, which is exactly what happened.Ocon eventually claimed a point for 10th place on a day when team-mate Pierre Gasly gave the Enstone outfit a boost by finishing third, but he remained convinced that he could have done ...

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Despite setting a pre-season target to retain fourth place in the 2023 constructors’ championship while closing the gap to Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes, the Enstone team has fallen to sixth behind midfield rivals McLaren and Aston Martin come the summer break.Given the drop off, Alpine owner Renault Group has sought to replace company CEO Laurent Rossi while allowing team principal Otmar ...

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Alfa Romeo driver Guanyu Zhou appeared to trigger anti-stall when he attempted to launch from fifth on the grid after starring in qualifying. As he worked to recover, he nosed into the back of the returning Daniel Ricciardo under braking into the Turn 1 downhill right-hander.This projected the AlphaTauri into Ocon and the rear axle of his Alpine was launched into the air. He landed on the sidepod ...

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After a strong recent run, Alpine had a below-par weekend in Austria, with the only highlights a seventh for Ocon in the rain-affected sprint and 10th in the grand prix for Pierre Gasly - after a post-race penalty relegated him one position.
In contrast to rivals such as Ferrari and McLaren, the team didn't bring any updates to the Red Bull Ring, but the introduction of a new front ...

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Ocon has already made contact with the Hollywood star and is planning to visit him on the set of the next Deadpool 3 film in London.
Reynolds and his colleagues Rob McElhenney and Michael B. Jordan are part of a consortium of three US-based entities that have combined to acquire 24% of the Alpine team.
When asked by Motorsport.com about the team’s new Hollywood connections, Ocon said ...

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In the closing stages of the Canadian Grand Prix the rear wing on Ocon's Alpine F1 car started oscillating violently over the high Montreal kerbs.
That alarmed the chasing McLaren driver Lando Norris, who raised the issue with his team and afterwards said he was "ducking on the straights" fearing the wing would come off.
Ocon continued to finish eighth, with his team boss Otmar Szafnauer ...

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In the closing stages of the race, the rear-facing camera on Ocon's A523 showed the wing oscillating in dramatic fashion at high speed.
McLaren's Lando Norris, who was following the Alpine closely, made it clear that he viewed it as a safety issue.
The FIA's current policy in situations in which there is an issue with items such as loose bodywork is that the onus is on the team to ...

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Pierre Gasly repeated Ocon's performance in the principality by being fourth fastest on a day when others didn't get it right, although he was then demoted six places for impeding both Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen.
Ocon meanwhile didn't have a perfect lap in Q3, but was still seventh fastest before gaining a spot on Sunday's grid thanks to his team-mate's penalty.
"It's awesome," said ...

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Ocon stunned the paddock when he set a 1m11.553s effort with just a handful of minutes remaining in Q3 to take provisional pole.
Explaining the decision to run early in the final phase of qualifying, Ocon said: "We got done exactly in Miami for that.
"We left it late, we got done with the red flag for Charles [Leclerc] at the end and we wanted to avoid that.
"We wanted to go earlier with ...

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