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Esteban Ocon

Born: September 17, 1996 (age 24)

Hometown: Evreux, France
Nationality: France French

Team: Renault
Current Rank: No. 12 (40 points)
Esteban Ocon of Renault Sport F1 during previews to the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 17, 2016
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Sports Mole has 263 articles about Esteban Ocon. Articles 1 to 40:
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Wolff suggests Ocon likely to stay at Alpine
Esteban Ocon does not appear to be in the running for a works Mercedes seat for 2022.
07:52
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix on May 8, 2021
Result: Lewis Hamilton claims 100th pole at Spanish GP
The seven-time world champion edged out Max Verstappen by just 0.036 seconds at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya to reach the landmark.
May 8, 16:38
Lewis Hamilton in action during practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on May 7, 2021
Result: Lewis Hamilton quickest in second Spanish GP practice
The Mercedes driver pipped team-mate Valtteri Bottas to clock the best time.
May 7, 16:13
Valtteri Bottas in action during qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix on May 1, 2021
Valtteri Bottas denies Lewis Hamilton 100th pole in Portugal
Lewis Hamilton's championship rival Max Verstappen was a disappointing third for Red Bull, fourth tenths off the pace.
May 1, 16:34
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix on May 1, 2021
Max Verstappen fastest in final Portugal practice
Max Verstappen, who trails Lewis Hamilton by a point in the standings, edged out his title rival by 0.236 seconds in Portimao.
May 1, 13:39
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Lewis Hamilton fastest in second Portugal practice
The seven-time world champion finished fifth in the morning session ahead of Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix.
Apr 30, 17:02
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Ocon tells Alpine to listen to him 'as much as Alonso'
Esteban Ocon says he has been assured that Alpine's bosses and engineers will listen to him as well as returned two-time team champion Fernando Alonso.
Apr 23, 08:13
Fernando Alonso pictured in January 2020
Alpine had 'problems in wind tunnel' over winter
Alpine struggled with "some problems in the wind tunnel" over the winter, team executive boss Marcin Budkowski has admitted.
Apr 18, 08:39
Lewis Hamilton pictured during qualifying for the Imola Grand Prix on April 17, 2021
Result: Lewis Hamilton secures 99th career pole at Imola
Lewis Hamilton edged Sergio Perez by just 0.035 seconds.
Apr 17, 14:42
Max Verstappen pictured on August 29, 2020
Max Verstappen breaks down in second Imola practice
Max Verstappen lost valuable running time and had to watch on as Mercedes dominated the session in Imola.
Apr 16, 15:05
Valtteri Bottas pictured during practice for the Imola Grand Prix on April 16, 2021
Result: Valtteri Bottas tops chaotic first practice in Imola
Valtteri Bottas headed Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.041 seconds.
Apr 16, 11:49
Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel pictured on March 27, 2021
Imola 'won't be easy' for Vettel - Schumacher
Sebastian Vettel needs to be both careful and fast this weekend at Imola in order to get the "acceptance" of his new team.
Apr 13, 08:03
Fernando Alonso pictured in January 2020
Negative F1 reputation makes Alonso 'laugh'
Fernando Alonso has hit back at the continuing narrative that he is difficult to work with in Formula 1.
Apr 12, 08:14
Alain Prost pictured in August 2018
Alpine 'careful' with Alonso, Ocon relationship - Prost
Alpine must be "very careful" as it manages the dynamic between its two drivers, according to team advisor and F1 legend Alain Prost.
Apr 8, 08:05
Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel pictured on March 27, 2021
Vettel 'won't be on the grid in 2022' - Watt
"Time has run out" for Sebastian Vettel in Formula 1, according to former racing driver Jason Watt.
Mar 30, 07:41
Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel pictured on March 27, 2021
Sebastian Vettel punished by stewards at Bahrain Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel was hit with a 10-second penalty and two points on his licence for a crash into Esteban Ocon in Bahrain - taking his weekend tally to five.
Mar 28, 21:40
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Hakkinen admits 'rude' opinion about Ocon
Mika Hakkinen has admitted his opinion about Alpine racer Esteban Ocon is "a bit rude".
Mar 26, 06:20
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Alpine cannot rely only on Alonso - Ocon
Esteban Ocon says he is not worried that Alpine will essentially become Fernando Alonso's team in 2021.
Mar 4, 06:44
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Ocon happy to fill in for absent Alonso
Esteban Ocon says he is filling in for Fernando Alonso while the Spaniard completes his recovery from last month's cycling crash.
Mar 3, 06:13
Fernando Alonso pictured in January 2020
Fernando Alonso undergoes successful operation on fractured jaw
Testing for the new campaign begins in Bahrain in only four weeks ahead of the first race.
Feb 12, 11:48
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Ocon smiles at claims he will beat Alonso
Esteban Ocon has smiled at claims he will give F1 legend Fernando Alonso a run for his money at Alpine this year.
Jan 22, 05:55
Cyril Abiteboul pictured on May 23, 2019
'Sad' to see Abiteboul lose top job - Ocon
Esteban Ocon says it is "sad" to see his French countryman Cyril Abiteboul lose his top job as Renault rebrands as Alpine for 2021.
Jan 22, 05:53
Sergey Sirotkin at the Austrian GP on June 28, 2018
Ocon-Alonso battle 'will be very close' - Sirotkin
Esteban Ocon will give new teammate Fernando Alonso a run for his money early in 2021, according to team reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin.
Jan 20, 06:02
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Alpine eyes consistent podiums in 2022
Alpine is eyeing consistent podiums in Formula 1 - in 2022.
Jan 15, 06:11
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
Mercedes to sign new F1 junior driver
Mercedes may be on the cusp of signing another youngster to its Formula 1 driver development program.
Jan 14, 06:04
Fernando Alonso pictured in January 2020
Russell to Mercedes was 'most interesting' - Alonso
Assessing the talent of young drivers in Formula 1 has become increasingly difficult, according to returning two-time world champion Fernando Alonso.
Dec 17, 06:19
Fernando Alonso pictured in January 2020
Alonso eyes 2021 podium for return to F1
Fernando Alonso is targeting the podium for his full-time return to Formula 1 next year.
Dec 15, 07:58
Max Verstappen pictured during practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton sixth as Max Verstappen tops final Abu Dhabi practice
Red Bull were out in front but Mercedes will hope to turn up the heat when qualifying begins at the Yas Marina circuit.
Dec 12, 11:44
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 11, 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton finishes fifth in Abu Dhabi practice
Lewis Hamilton missed last weekend's penultimate round in Bahrain after contracting coronavirus.
Dec 11, 11:35
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Ocon 'not afraid' of 2021 teammate Alonso
Esteban Ocon insists he is "not afraid" of Fernando Alonso.
Dec 11, 05:53
Mercedes' Team Principal Toto Wolff pictured in August 2020
Wolff 'curious' to see Ocon's next steps in F1
Toto Wolff says he is "curious" to observe the next developments in Esteban Ocon's Formula 1 career.
Dec 10, 05:59
Alain Prost pictured in August 2018
Quitting F1 'would have been easy' for Renault - Prost
Renault over-performed in 2020, according to team advisor and F1 legend Alain Prost.
Dec 9, 06:17
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
Toto Wolff on George Russell: "A new star is born"
The Briton had looked on course for a win on his Mercedes debut.
Dec 7, 08:38
Max Verstappen pictured during practice for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 5, 2020
Result: Max Verstappen quickest in final Sakhir practice, George Russell seventh
George Russell is standing in for Lewis Hamilton.
Dec 5, 15:27
Daniel Ricciardo pictured on November 14, 2019
Renault progress surprised Ricciardo in 2020
Daniel Ricciardo is putting a brave face on his looming move from an ever-stronger Renault team to McLaren for 2021.
Dec 5, 05:32
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Abiteboul denies Ocon-Gasly rumours
Cyril Abiteboul has denied rumours suggesting Renault might oust Esteban Ocon.
Oct 28, 06:31
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Matching Ricciardo's pace a 'long process' - Ocon
Esteban Ocon admits it has been a "long process" to get back up to speed in Formula 1.
Oct 26, 06:16
George Russell pictured on August 28, 2020
Ocon hopes 'brutal' F1 spares George Russell
Esteban Ocon is hoping the sometimes "brutal" world of Formula 1 does not expel George Russell.
Oct 25, 06:03
George Russell pictured on August 28, 2020
Russell, Perez, Gasly, Ocon fire up 'silly season'
The extraordinary 2021 'silly season' continues apace, with rumours about driver movements running rampant in the Portimao paddock.
Oct 24, 06:55
Valtteri Bottas pictured during practice for the Portuguese GP on October 23, 2020
Valtteri Bottas leads the way in Portuguese GP first practice
The Mercedes pair dominated the opening session in Portimao.
Oct 23, 13:13

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