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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff resisted from putting Esteban Ocon alongside Lewis Hamilton for 2020, fearing the impact it could have had on his career.
Esteban Ocon claims he knew that Charles Leclerc would get the better of his team-mate in 2019 and is not surprised by the Monegasque’s success.
2019 proved a difficult year for Renault as they dropped to P5 in the Constructors’, but new recruit Esteban Ocon wants to be on the podium in 2020.
Back on the grid for the 2020 season, Esteban Ocon will renew his rivalry with Max Verstappen adamant there are no lingering hard feelings.
Stepping into his new job on Tuesday, Esteban Ocon believes his early tests with Renault will be “crucial” ahead of his 2020 F1 return.
Valtteri Bottas has ended the first day of post-season testing top of the timesheet, whilst Esteban Ocon made his long-awaited debut for Renault.
Mercedes will be allowing Esteban Ocon to join up with Renault early so he can take part in the post-season Abu Dhabi test with the Enstone team.
Esteban Ocon is hoping Mercedes will give him the go ahead to drive during the two-day post-season test with his new 2020 team, Renault.
Renault principal Cyril Abiteboul is prepared for a few problems on the pit wall with Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon in 2020.
Daniel Ricciardo is thinking “selfishly” about Esteban Ocon becoming his team-mate, seeing him as another way to improve.
Esteban Ocon believes the knowledge and experience he gained while out has turned him into a “better package” and made him “more hungry”.
Despite Renault pulling out of a deal to sign Esteban Ocon last season, Mercedes principal Toto Wolff insists they didn’t lose trust in the team.
Esteban Ocon hopes he can bring a “new perspective” and “a different way of thinking” to Renault.
Off to Renault next season, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says Esteban Ocon will “fade out” of his role as the Brackley team’s third driver.
Both Mercedes and Renault have stressed that Esteban Ocon’s move to the Enstone team is not a loan basis where the Silver Arrows can recall him.
With Mercedes closing the door to Esteban Ocon for 2020, the Frenchman has instead signed with Renault, agreeing a multi-year contract.
The 2020 drivers line up will begin to take shape, at least the midfield part, at Spa with Renault expected to announce Esteban Ocon on Thursday.
Esteban Ocon is edging ever closer to signing for Renault for the 2020 season, replacing Nico Hulkenberg, reports claim.
Esteban Ocon insisted that he was a regular figure in the Mercedes garage as part of his reserve and development role with the Silver Arrows this season.
Two years ago Jacques Villeneuve was not a fan of Valtteri Bottas, calling him an embarrassment; now he feels the Finn is Mercedes’ best option for 2020.
Kevin Magnussen and/or Romain Grosjean out and Esteban Ocon or Nico Hulkenberg in at Haas?
Esteban Ocon or Valtteri Bottas? The former is a sensible option for Merc.
Esteban Ocon will replace Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes next season, so says Bottas’ predecessor Nico Rosberg.
Mercedes principal Toto Wolff admits that if they continue with Valtteri Bottas, then Esteban Ocon will need to go elsewhere to continue his development.
Amid rumours of a move to Haas, Esteban Ocon has said “all options remain alive”, including a loan move away from Mercedes, as he eyes a quick return to the grid.
Silverstone was the final nail in Romain Grosjean’s Haas coffin with the Frenchman set to be fired in favour of signing Esteban Ocon, or so the rumour mill says.
Billed as a future champion and yet forced to watch from the sidelines, Esteban Ocon is not willing to “judge” other drivers but concedes some could be doing a better job.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said the team are prepared to release Esteban Ocon from his contract with the Silver Arrows.
With rumours linking Esteban Ocon to a 2020 Renault seat, Toto Wolff says he’s open to a loan deal but Cyril Abiteboul would need to keep his word this time.
Although Cyril Abiteboul has implied that Renault have an option on Nico Hulkenberg for next season, they are looking at their options.