Esteban Ocon

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Esteban Ocon
Esteban Ocon 2016 Malaysia.jpg
Born (1996-09-17) 17 September 1996 (age 20)
Évreux, France
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality France French
2017 team Force India-Mercedes[1]
Car number 31
Entries 9 (9 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2016 Belgian Grand Prix
Last entry 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2016 position 23rd (0 pts)
Previous series
2016
2015
2014
201213
2013
2012
DTM
GP3 Series
European Formula 3 Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Championship titles
2015
2014
GP3 Series
European Formula 3 Championship

Esteban Ocon (born 17 September 1996) is a French racing driver who made his Formula One debut driving for Manor Racing in the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Rio Haryanto. Ocon is part of the Mercedes-Benz driver development programme.[2]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in Évreux, Normandy, Ocon entered karting in 2006, when he finished eighth in the French Minime Championship,[3] before he won the championship the following year.[4] He continued his winning streak in 2008 in the French Cadet Championship,[5] before moving to the international scene in 2009. He moved into the KF3 category, staying until the end of 2011, when he won the French KF3 title and finished as runner-up in the WSK Euro Series.[6]

Formula Renault (2012–2014)[edit]

Formula Renault 2.0 Series[edit]

In 2012, Ocon made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 with Koiranen Motorsport.[7] He finished fourteenth with four point-scoring finishes, including podium at his home round at Le Castellet.[6] He also contested a partial campaign in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps with Koiranen,[8] finishing seventh with two podiums, both of which came at the Red Bull Ring.

For 2013, he decided to switch to the ART Junior Team.[9] He took three podiums, as well as his first victory at Le Castellet and finished season on the third position in the standings.[10]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Ocon joined the World Series by Renault's 3.5 category for Comtec Racing at Hungaroring and Le Castellet, scoring two points in his first race.[11]

Formula Three (2014)[edit]

Esteban Ocon in F3 – Hockenheimring 2014

Ocon made his Formula Three début at the Macau Grand Prix, racing for Prema Powerteam.[12] In 2014 he expanded his collaboration with Prema into FIA European Formula Three Championship.[13] He was on top position of the standings since first round at Silverstone and won the championship with a round to spare.[14]

GP3 Series (2015)[edit]

On 11 March 2015, it was announced that Ocon would enter the series with ART Grand Prix. He claimed the championship despite only scoring one victory (two other victories were denied due to penalties) and pressure from Luca Ghiotto.

DTM (2016)[edit]

Ocon drove for Mercedes-Benz in the first 10 races of the 2016 DTM season, alongside his reserve driver role at Renault Sport F1. He was subsequently replaced by Felix Rosenqvist, following his promotion to Manor.

Formula One (2016–present)[edit]

Ocon took part in the first free practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 21 November 2014, driving for Lotus F1. He also took part in post race testing in Barcelona with Force India. Prior to his claiming of the GP3 title, it was announced that he would enter the junior programme of the Mercedes F1 team. In February 2016, it was announced that Ocon would act as reserve driver for the Renault Sport F1 team.[15]

Manor (2016)[edit]

Esteban Ocon driving his Manor at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix.

On 10 August 2016, it was announced that Ocon would drive for Manor Racing in the second half of the 2016 Formula One season, replacing Rio Haryanto[16][17] who became the team's reserve driver. Ocon made his Formula One debut at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix, classified second-last. This was followed by a string of last-classified finishes, before finishing 12th in the chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix after dropping out of the points on the final lap.

Force India (2017)[edit]

On 10 November 2016, Force India announced that they had signed Ocon for the 2017 Formula One season as part of his multi-year contract with Mercedes.[18]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen Motorsport 14 0 0 0 1 31 14th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 9 0 0 1 2 69 7th
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 ART Junior Team 14 2 1 1 5 159 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 8 1 0 1 3 122 12th
Macau Grand Prix Prema Powerteam 2 0 0 0 0 N/A 10th
2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Prema Powerteam 33 9 15 7 21 478 1st
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 3 0 0 0 0 2 23rd
Formula One Lotus F1 Team Test driver
2015 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 18 1 3 5 14 253 1st
Formula One Sahara Force India F1 Team Test driver
2016 Formula One Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Test driver
Renault Sport F1 Team Test driver
Manor Racing MRT 9 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-Benz DTM Team ART 10 0 0 0 0 2 26th

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2014 Prema Powerteam SIL
1

2
SIL
2

1
SIL
3

3
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

2
PAU
1

1
PAU
2

2
PAU
3

2
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

1
HUN
3

1
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

2
SPA
3

2
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

14
NOR
3

2
MSC
1

1
MSC
2

1
MSC
3

1
RBR
1

13
RBR
2

Ret
RBR
3

13
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

3
NÜR
3

Ret
IMO
1

1
IMO
2

4
IMO
3

3
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

4
HOC
3

7
1st 478

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2014 Comtec Racing MNZ
1
MNZ
2
ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
MSC
1
MSC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

DNS
LEC
1

14
LEC
2

12
JER
1
JER
2
23rd 2

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicates fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2014 Lotus F1 Team Lotus E22 Renault Energy F1‑2014 1.6 V6 t AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU
TD
 –  –
2016 Renault Sport F1 Team Renault RS16 Renault RE16 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR CHN RUS ESP
TD
MON CAN EUR AUT GBR
TD
HUN
TD
GER
TD
23rd 0
Manor Racing MRT Manor MRT05 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid 1.6 V6 t BEL
16
ITA
18
SIN
18
MAL
16
JPN
21
USA
18
MEX
21
BRA
12
ABU
13

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2015 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

1
CAT
SPR

7
RBR
FEA

3
RBR
SPR

DSQ
SIL
FEA

6
SIL
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

2
SPA
FEA

2
SPA
SPR

2
MNZ
FEA

2
MNZ
SPR

2
SOC
FEA

2
SOC
SPR

2
BHR
FEA

3
BHR
SPR

2
YMC
FEA

4
YMC
SPR

3
1st 253

Complete DTM results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

 Year  Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2016 Mercedes-Benz DTM Team ART Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
SPL
1

20
SPL
2

18
LAU
1

23
LAU
2

15
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

13
ZAN
1

9
ZAN
2

18
MSC
1
MSC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
26th 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Esteban Ocon joins Sahara Force India for 2017 and beyond". Sahara Force India F1 Team. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Allen, Peter (5 February 2012). "Lotus and Gravity launch iRace Professional Programme". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Championnat de France — Minime 2006". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Championnat de France — Minime 2007". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Championnat de France — Cadet 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Musker, Ant (4 October 2013). "Lotus's one to watch: Esteban Ocon". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ocon e Pakari pronti per il debutto" [Ocon and Pacari ready for debut]. ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian). Inpagina. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "F.Renault 2.0 ALPS synonimous of quality with top team and drivers ready to roll in 2012 season". Renaultsport Italia. Fast Lane Promotion. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lotus F1 Junior Team drivers announced". GPUpdate.net. JHED Media BV. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Musker, Ant (29 September 2013). "Ocon takes first Eurocup victory in frantic race two". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Simmons, Marcus (8 September 2014). "Lotus F1 junior, European F3 leader Esteban Ocon makes FR3.5 debut". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Simmons, Marcus (15 October 2013). "Lotus Formula 1 protege Esteban Ocon gets Prema Macau Formula 3 seat". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  13. ^ Vendrell, Arnau Viñals (19 October 2013). "Esteban Ocon in F3 with Prema Powerteam for 2014". formularapida.net. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  14. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (18 October 2014). "Verstappen claims ninth win as Ocon is crowned champion". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Parkes, Ian (2 February 2016). "Esteban Ocon set to get Renault Formula 1 reserve role for 2016". Autosport. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  16. ^ Barretto, Lawrence (10 August 2016). "Manor F1 team replaces Rio Haryanto with Esteban Ocon". autosport.com. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  17. ^ Morlidge, Matt (10 August 2016). "Esteban Ocon steps up to replace Rio Haryanto at Manor". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Force India signs Ocon on multi-year deal". motorsport.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Raffaele Marciello
European Formula 3
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Felix Rosenqvist
Preceded by
Alex Lynn
GP3 Series
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Charles Leclerc