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 RaceJul 30th 2017 Hungarian F1 GP result
Best Qualifying7th - (2 times)
Best Result5th - May 14th 2017 Spanish F1 GP result

Esteban Ocon races car number 45 for Force India

Esteban Ocon F1 statistics:

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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 Mercedes110000067404.0945
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 Pérez54455600003829



Latest Esteban Ocon News

Ocon admits blocking Perez fans on Twitter

Jul.14 - Esteban Ocon says he had to block some of Sergio Perez's fans on Twitter. Recently, the Force India teammates have been at loggerheads over team orders in Montreal and a..

July 14, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Wolff rules out Ocon for Mercedes in 2018

Jul.8 - Toto Wolff has ruled out signing up Esteban Ocon to replace Valtteri Bottas for 2018. Currently, while happy with Bottas' performance at Mercedes this year after he..

July 8, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Ocon: Perez career in 'now or never' phase

Jul.7 - Sergio Perez's F1 career is in a "now or never" phase. That is the view of his teammate, Esteban Ocon, as tensions rise between the Force India duo. In Montreal, Mexican..

July 7, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Ocon moving on after Perez run-ins

Jul.4 - Esteban Ocon has vowed to move on amid a controversial period in his relationship with Force India teammate Sergio Perez. In Canada, Perez turned down a 'team order' to..

July 4, 2017 with 0 Comments.

"I was P2 in testing so let's match it!" - Esteban Ocon talks about Austria

Sahara Force India driver Esteban Ocon chats with us about the forthcoming Austrian Grand Prix. There are some nice memories to look back to!

July 3, 2017 with 0 Comments.

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