Esteban Ocon makes ‘rap debut’ as special guest in new music video

Henry Valantine
Esteban Ocon on the drivers' parade. Canada June 2023.

Esteban Ocon waves to the crowd while on the drivers' parade. Canada June 2023.

Esteban Ocon has featured in a new music video that he teased as “my rap debut” on Instagram, as one of a host of sporting stars involved.

French hip hop duo Bigflo et Oli recently released the video for their new single Dernière (‘Final’), which opens with a message reading:

“We’ve never been very sporty…

“Before the big tour we were looking for people to get us back into shape. We found:”

And with the song playing, a multitude of sportspeople were involved in the video, including four-time NBA champion Tony Parker, multiple tennis Grand Slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka, French football legend Olivier Giroud, Olympic judoka Audrey Tcheuméo and France rugby union captain Antoine Dupont as the pair joined them in playing their respective sports.

Later in the video, it cuts to a racetrack and Ocon stood on the side with a stopwatch, shaking his head at their efforts in go karts before he stops them and takes them around the track in an Alpine A110 S, singing along as he goes.

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Esteban Ocon in good form in 2023 so far

Back on the track, Ocon has backed up his podium in Monaco with two further solid showings in Spain and Canada, though he was unable to make his way by a defensive Alex Albon on Sunday, who held onto P7 in a Driver of the Day performance for Williams.

Ocon currently holds a 14-point advantage over team-mate Pierre Gasly in the Drivers’ standings, with Alpine’s upgrades introduced in Monaco having seemingly brought them closer in pace to the teams in front after another points finish in Canada.

Speaking after the race, he said: “I think we can be satisfied with finishing another race in the points but we know that perhaps we did not maximise our opportunities today in Montréal.”