Three test driver roles for Ocon in 2019?

Date published: November 14 2018

Three test driver roles for Esteban Ocon in 2019?

Esteban Ocon could be the test driver for all the Mercedes-powered teams come 2019; that’s according to Toto Wolff.

Ocon is without a race seat for next year’s championship as he is set to lose his Force India drive to Lance Stroll.

While the likes of Renault and McLaren showed interest earlier this year, both teams opted to go with other drivers.

That means just Williams remains an option for the Frenchman, however, with Robert Kubica believed to be leading the running for that seat, Ocon may have to settle for a test driver role.

Up side, it will be for three teams.

“He could be a test driver for us, Force India and maybe Williams,” Mercedes motorsport boss Wolff told Auto Motor und Sport.

“And he will sit a lot in the simulator.”

Wolff has assured Ocon he will be back on the grid in 2020, promising the Frenchman that it will also be in a “good car” leading to speculation that he could be in a Mercedes race seat in two years.

Read more: How the 2019 grid is shaping up

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