Ocon: The cars will look awesome, but the racing might not be


Force India’s latest addition Esteban Ocon has praised the look of the new Formula 1 cars, but reckons that it will probably be harder to overtake.

The new regulation changes in 2017 will see cars with increased downforce, so their speed will drastically improve.

The Frenchman, though, admits there will be fewer overtaking opportunities, but at least the look of the cars will be easy on the eye.

"I think from the look, it's going to be awesome," Ocon told Motorsport.com.

"I think people lost a bit of interest when the cars started to be ugly in 2014, as the look makes a lot of difference to people.

"And also the sound was not great. The sound will still be poor – from my side I preferred it when it was an atmospheric engine.

"But looking at it, it's going to be mega impressive now in corners, it's going to be so quick. The camera will see a speed that we saw only in qualifying, now we will see it all the time.

"But then for the races it's not going to be interesting, it's going to be harder to overtake, and there's going to be less opportunities."