M an hardly likes it believe. Esteban Ocon is considered to be one of the greatest talents in Formula 1. A driver who, in the right car, can drive for GP victories and maybe once for world titles. The Force India pilot finished the 2017 season in 8th place with 87 points. He is currently in 10th place with 45 points. Ocon is a member of the Mercedes driver squad and a possible alternative to Valtteri Bottas in the works team for the 2020 season. But the almost 22-year-old Frenchman is currently without a job for 2019.
Ocon's anger is written on Ocon's face. For the first time in Singapore, he speaks openly about the situation he is currently in. “If I knew where I was going next year, I would tell. There is still hope, but it is getting less and less. ”el 1. It's a tough business and it's not the first time. Hülkenberg had a great first year at Williams and suddenly found himself without a cockpit. '
' Everything depends on the timing. See Leclerc. He was in the right place at the right time. I was once a driver for the Ferrari Academy. Then came the McLaren offer and I was thrown out of Ferrari promotion. I have put all my hopes in McLaren. But my year in Woking was a step backwards. I was very lucky that I still got my feet back in Formula 1. “
The places at Force India for 2019 are already taken. New owner Lawrence Stroll will have his son on the team, and Perez will be rewarded for sparking the bankruptcy with his claim for outstanding pay. It was the only way to save the team. Rumors say that Lance Stroll will be in the second Force India from the GP Russia. Ocon waves it away: 'I have a contract until the end of the season and I will also fulfill it.'