Esteban Ocon information & statistics

NameEsteban Ocon
CountryFrance France
Place of BirthÉvreux
Date of BirthSep 17th 1996 - 20 years old
First RaceAug 28th 2016 Belgian F1 GP result
Last RaceJun 25th 2017 Azerbaijan F1 GP result
Best Qualifying7 - Jun 25th 2017 Azerbaijan F1 GP result
Best Result5 - May 14th 2017 Spanish F1 GP result

Esteban Ocon races car number 45 for Force India

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Esteban Ocon Biography

Esteban Ocon (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team R16 Test Driver. German GP F1/2016

Esteban Ocon (FRA) Renault R16 Test 2016 German GP

Esteban Ocon stated his racing career in 2006 with karting. He ended up on 8th place in the French mini-championship. In 2007 and 2008 he became champion and switched over to the Euro Series until 2011. He won the French KF3 title and scored 2nd place in the European championship.

In 2012 he started racing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. He scored a podium and ended the season on 14th place in the championship. Next year in 2013 he won the first race  on the Hockenheimring and ended up as 3rd in the championship.

In 2013 he also made his debut in Formula 3 to take part in the Grand Prix of Macau. In 2014 he raced in the European F3 championship and won it. He won 9 races and had to race against some tough competition like Max Verstappen those days.

Esteban Ocon Force India F1 VJM10

His F1 career started at Lotus in 2014. He took was selected for there young driver program. His first lap times were clocked on the Yas Marina circuit for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He drove 28 laps during free practice. In 2015 he was asked to test for Force India, switched to DTM and then was asked to be become test driver at the Mercedes F1 team.

In 2016 he moved back to Lotus that was bought back by Renault to be their reserve driver in 2016. His first race however was not at Renault, but at Manor. He replaced Rio Haryanto seat at the Belgian Grand Prix and stayed there to drive all races of the season. He didn't score any points, but was able to be faster in the last 2 races than high profiled team mate Pascal Wehrlein.

Financial problems was the end of Manor and Ocon had to look for a new seat to race in 2017. Esteban got a racing seat at Force India to replace Nico Hulkenberg who left the team to race at Renault.




Esteban Ocon Helmets



Esteban Ocon F1 Championship Results

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2017 India Force India Mercedes80000048504.3835
2016 United Kingdom Manor Mercedes90000050800.000



Esteban Ocon F1 Podium Finishes




Esteban Ocon F1 Pole Positions


Teammate Comparison


Esteban Ocon Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2016ManorPascal Wehrlein12140000006327
2017Force IndiaSergio Pérez54354400002617



Latest Esteban Ocon News

Driver atmosphere 'fine' at Force India

Jun.23 - Force India's drivers insist the atmosphere is "fine" following events in Montreal two weeks ago. In Canada, despite reportedly being asked to move over for his teammate..

June 23, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Perez denies ignoring team order

Jun.13 - Mercedes chiefs think rival team Force India made a mistake in Montreal. Actually, the mistake may have been made by Sergio Perez alone, after he arguably cost his own..

June 13, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Ocon: Struggling Stroll 'will find solution'

Jun.11 - Esteban Ocon has tipped Lance Stroll to "find a solution" to his current troubles in F1. At the seventh round of his new F1 career, 18-year-old Stroll slumped at his home..

June 11, 2017 with 0 Comments.

"It's like an American French place!" - Esteban Ocon talks Canada

Esteban Ocon may have never driven on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but he's a big fan of the Canadian GP weekend and can't wait to get on track. Our French ace talks about the..

June 8, 2017 with 0 Comments.

"A fantastic achievement" - Esteban Ocon's Spanish GP report

Esteban Ocon reviews an incredible Spanish Grand Prix, in which he finished in a career-best P5.

May 17, 2017 with 0 Comments.

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