Esteban Ocon (born 17 September 1996 in Émalleville, Eure, Upper Normandy, France) is a French racing driver who drove for Force India in the 2017 and 2018 Formula One seasons, served as a test driver for Mercedes in 2019, and currently drives for Renault in 2020. The Frenchman, part of the Mercedes Young Driver Programme, had spent the first half of the 2016 season testing for Renault, but was drafted into Manor after they dropped Rio Haryanto down to a reserve driver.[1]

Ocon has previously won the 2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship, before claiming the GP3 Series title in 2015. For 2016, Ocon joined the reformed Renault F1 team as a reserve driver, while filling Pascal Wehrlein's vacant seat in the DTM.[2] However, when Haryanto was dropped by Manor after a lack of sponsorship money, Ocon's contract holder Mercedes arranged for the Frenchman to partner another of their contracted youngsters Wehrlein.[1]

On 10 November 2016, Ocon signed for the Force India team for the 2017 Formula One season as a part of his multi-year Mercedes contract.[3]

At the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix, Ocon finished 12th, losing out on a possible points finish in the final few laps of the race. He got his first point at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix.

His car number is #31, having been previously used by him in kart racing.[4]

He finished his first 27 Grands Prix without retiring and beat Max Chilton's record at the 2017 United States Grand Prix with his 26th consecutive race finish. In the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix, Ocon had his first DNF ever after colliding with the Haas driver Romain Grosjean on lap one, his first in a single seater race in three years.

Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
Youth Career
2014– Mercedes Young Driver Programme
Senior Career
2014 United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus-Renault Test Driver
2015 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes Test Driver
2016 France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault Reserve Driver
United Kingdom Manor Racing MRT Manor-Mercedes 0 23rd Report
2017 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 87 8th Report
2018 India Sahara Force India F1 Team
United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team
Force India-Mercedes 49 12th Report
2019 Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes Test Driver
2020 France Renault F1 Team Renault 40 12th Report

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Correct as of the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying

Entries 62
Starts 62
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 176
Laps Raced 3190
Distance Raced 16371 km (10172 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Pts Pos
2014 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
TD  
2015 Did not compete
2016 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 0 23rd
TD TD TD TD 16th 18th 18th 16th 21st 18th 21st 12th 13th
2017 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 87 8th
10th 10th 10th 7th 5th 12th 6th 6th 8th 8th 9th 9th 6th 10th 10th 6th 6th 5th Ret 8th
2018 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 49 12th
12th 10th 11th Ret Ret 6th 9th Ret 6th 7th 8th 13th 6th 6th Ret 9th 9th DSQ 11th 14th Ret
2019 Did not compete
2020 Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Styria.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Tuscany.png Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Emilia-Romagna.png 40 12th
8th Ret 14th 6th 8th 13th 5th 8th Ret 7th Ret 8th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 'Ocon replaces Haryanto at Manor', formula1.com, (Formula One Administration, 10/08/2016), http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/8/ocon-replaces-haryanto-at-manor.html, (Accessed 10/08/2016)
  2. 'DRIVES HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED – OCON IS THE ONLY DTM NOVICE', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 11/02/2016), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/drives-have-been-allocated-ocon-only-dtm-novice-2016-02-11.html, (Accessed 11/02/2016)
  3. 'Force India signs Ocon on multi-year deal', motorsport.com, (Motorsport.com, 10/11(2016), http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/force-india-signs-ocon-on-multi-year-deal-847808/, (Accessed 14/11/2016)
  4. "Esteban Ocon Twitter (11:00 AM - 15 Aug 2016 Tweet)". Twitter. 15 August 2016. https://twitter.com/OconEsteban/status/765246926967152640. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
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