Esteban Ocon: Frenchman Esteban Ocon joins Force India from the 2017 Formula 1 season. The mid-season debutante makes the leap to a team that will allow him to fight normally for the top ten positions of each race.
Esteban Ocon Force India
The current team driver Manor with support from Mercedes , the French Esteban Ocon , joins Force India from the 2017 season of Formula 1 . It will replace the German Nico Hülken berg and accompany Sergio Perez in the British team in what will be his second season in the premier class.
Esteban Ocon completes the driver line of Force India for next season after signing a multiyear contract with the Anglo – Indian team, supported by Mercedes . Ocon debut in Formula 1 in the Belgian Grand Prix, when he replaced the Indonesian Rio Haryanto . Since then he has put his teammate Pascal Wehrlein on the ropes on more than one occasion, overcoming him in some classifications.
Mercedes especially surprised to give this opportunity to Ocon and not Wehrlein, currently competing in Manor and which, remember, won the DTM title at the wheel of a Mercedes in 2015. Ocon , as usual, thanks for the great Opportunity presented to you.
“I am delighted to be joining Force India . I know a pretty good team because I was test driver last year and look forward to working with everyone at Silverstone again. I’m still practically a novice in F1, but spending half a season in Manor me Has given a good experience and I feel ready for this new opportunity, “says Ocon. “The next few months will be very busy for me, because I have to prepare myself for the challenge that comes. It means that there will be many days at the factory, working on the simulator, meeting the engineers … It’s something I’ve been working on all along my life and try to grab the opportunity with both hands to give all the results expected. I want to thank everyone at Manor and especially Mercedes for their support and confidence in me. I’m looking forward and forward to my first season running with F1 . “