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Esteban Ocon talks about his possible Mercedes move

The motorsport world was shocked as Lewis Hamilton announced his exit from the Mercedes F1 Team after the 2024 season. He will represent them throughout the 2024 season and join Ferrari in 2025. This concludes that Mercedes has a seat for a driver, and there are several options. Looking at that option, the French racing driver Esteban Ocon talks about his move.

Esteban Ocon said:

“It is clear that I have good links with Mercedes!”

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Here is the complete statement:

“It is clear that I have good links with Mercedes. I need to focus on what is on track. If that goes well, then we always talk through things. That is what happens when you do a good job.”

The French driver has been part of F1 since 2016. Moreover, he was a reserve driver for the Mercedes F1 Team in 2019. Interestingly, his contract with the Alpine F1 Team will expire in 2024.

This places him ahead of every driver on the grid for the Mercedes seat.

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Esteban Ocon F1 Career

The French racing driver, Ocon, began his F1 career in 2016 with the Manor Racing MRT. Later in 2017, he joined the Force India F1 team on a two-year contract.

In his first season with Force India, he scored 87 points and finished 8th in the drivers’ championship. Moreover, he didn’t have a single podium finish that season.

Later, he joined Mercedes as a reserve driver. In the next season, he joined the Renault F1 Team and is currently part of the Alpine Team. So far, he has one win and three podium finishes in his F1 career despite not being in a championship contender car.

Joining Mercedes will boost his F1 career and his championship contention chances. Will Ocon replace Lewis Hamilton’s seat in the Mercedes?

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Esteban Ocon F1 Record

Year Team Races Points Wins Podiums Championship Standing
2016 MRT 9 23rd
2017 Force India 20 87 8th
2018 Force India 21 49 12th
2019 Mercedes Reserve driver
2020 Renault 17 62 1 12th
2021 Alpine 22 74 1 1 11th
2022 Alpine 22 92 8th
2023 Alpine 22 58 1 12th

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