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Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Force India scores double Q3

Force India will start the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday from 6th and 9th position after both drivers managed to graduate into Q3 during qualifying. Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez delivered clean and tidy laps, building up their speed with each run. "I'm feeling very happy. Today we showed our strength as a team and we are sixth on the grid in Monaco. It's the most important qualifying session of the year and we have a great opportunity to score good points tomorrow. The team has done a lot […]

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ocon happy with first Q3 result

Esteban Ocon enjoyed his first Q3 appearance in a Formula One qualifying session but reckons he could have been higher on the grid if he was not making mistakes during his final run. The Frenchman will start tomorrow's Russian Grand Prix from tenth place, with his team-mate Sergio Perez alongside him in ninth. “It’s the first Q3 appearance of my career and I’m pretty happy with our performance today", Ocon says. "The team has done an awesome job to improve the car during each session and I […]

Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Force India gets fourth place back

Sahara Force India moved up to fourth place in the Constructors' Championship after Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finished in points in today's Bahrain Grand Prix. It is a solid start to their season and gives the team a good base to build on over the coming races. After a challenging qualifying session yesterday, the team made all the right calls in the race while none of its drivers put a wheel out of place. Only one of the cars was fortunate with the timing of the safety car, but […]

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017

Ocon pleased with first F1 point

Force India's Esteban Ocon scored his first point in Formula One after a strong drive to tenth place at the Australian GP on Sunday. The Frenchman delivered a fantastic performance starting from P14 and his race-long fight with McLaren's Fernando Alonso was one of the big stories of the race. Ocon overtook Alonso with just six laps to go. “Scoring my first point in Melbourne is a very nice reward after what has been quite a tough weekend," reckons Ocon. "I spent almost the entire race fighting […]

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

Force India enjoyed straightforward start

The first day of the season saw the VJM10 emerge in its new pink livery at Albert Park as Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon Clocked up a total of 124 laps between them. It was a fairly routine start to the 2017 season for Force India, with a brake system problem on Ocon’s car the only significant issue at the start of FP1. Fortunately the team resolved that quite quickly allowing the Frenchman to get on with learning the track. “I didn’t have the best […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ocon to receive further FP1 chance in Germany

Mercedes young driver Esteban Ocon will receive another FP1 outing at the German Grand Prix as part of his duties with Renault. Ocon has taken part in three Friday sessions this season, in Spain, Britain and Hungary, and will return to the cockpit of the RS.16 at Hockenheim. Ocon has also taken part in three test days, one for Renault and most recently two days worth of action with Mercedes at Silverstone. Ocon, the reigning GP3 champion, has experience of Hockenheim, having competed at the […]

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 Belgian GP - Thursday Press Conference

Transcript of the Thursday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix DRIVERS – Esteban OCON (Manor), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas), Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Esteban, if we could start with you: many congratulations on your grand prix debut. Just describe your emotions now: how excited are you and indeed how surprised are you to be racing this weekend? Esteban OCON: Yeah, thank you, first of all. No, it’s […]

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ocon targeting Formula 1 graduation in 2017

Esteban Ocon says he is targeting a full-time Formula 1 seat in 2017, having completed running for Mercedes during in-season testing at Silverstone. Ocon, 18, secured the GP3 Series crown last year and earned the backing of Mercedes, which loaned him out to Renault as its test driver. Ocon has competed in two practice sessions and a test day with Renault, with more planned, alongside his duties for Mercedes, for whom he races in DTM. Having originally been pencilled in to test for Mercedes in […]

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Ocon gets practice outing at Silverstone

Esteban Ocon will receive his second practice run of the season with Renault during this weekend's opening session for the British Grand Prix. Ocon conducted his first outing in the RS.16 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but mechanical gremlins restricted the reigning GP3 champion to just a handful of laps. Ocon, who carried out a full day of testing in the car after the Spanish Grand Prix, will now return to action during Friday's opening 90 minute session at Silverstone. Ocon, who is a Mercedes […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ocon labels Renault B-spec power unit 'really good'

Renault test driver Esteban Ocon heaped praise on the manufacturer's upgraded power unit after it made its debut during in-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Ocon only amassed six laps in the older version of the power unit during Friday's practice session in Spain but wwas able to note the progress after completing 105 laps on Tuesday. Renault intends to bring the B-specification to make its race debut at the Canadian Grand Prix. "You’ll be surprised, it’s really good, really good," he said. "I […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ocon to make Mercedes test debut in Spain

Esteban Ocon will make his Mercedes Formula 1 bow during next week's test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, doubling up with his duties as Renault's reserve driver. Ocon will participate in free practice for Renault at the Spanish Grand Prix, before receiving a day's worth of running in the RS.16 on Tuesday, after which he will switch focus to Mercedes. Mercedes confirmed to F1Zone.net that, after championship leader Nico Rosberg drives on Tuesday, Ocon will pilot the W07 Hybrid on Wednesday. Ocon, 19, entered 2016 […]

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016

Ocon gets test day alongside FP1 run

Renault youngster Esteban Ocon will receive a day's worth of running in the RS.16 after the outfit confirmed that he will take part in the post-race test days in Spain. Under 2016 regulations, Formula 1 teams are permitted to hold two days of running after two Grands Prix, and these test days will take place in Spain and Britain. Ocon will drive the RS.16 on one day, with regular driver Kevin Magnussen in action on the other day, with the exact run plan yet to […]