After an impressive karting career, Esteban Ocon quickly established himself as one to watch in single-seater racing – finishing third in the 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup before clinching the FIA Formula 3 European Championship (2014) and GP3 Series (2015) titles in consecutive seasons.
With his career backed by Mercedes-Benz since the beginning of the 2015 season, Esteban was confirmed as a fully-fledged Mercedes Junior at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that year - sealing the 2015 GP3 Series title just 24 hours later.
Esteban went into the 2016 season doubly committed – on the one hand as third driver in the Renault Sport F1 Team and on the other as a front-line member of the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team. By the midway point of the DTM campaign, Esteban had impressed with three top ten qualifying results and a first points-scoring finish.
After the summer break, he took the opportunity to establish himself in Formula One, joining the Manor Racing outfit. He then went on to compete in the final nine Grands Prix of the year as team-mate to Pascal Wehrlein.
In 2017, Esteban contested his first full season in Formula One at Force India., scoring points in all but two of the 20 races. With 27 consecutives finishes, he also set a new record for the most consecutive finishes for a rookie (Belgium 2016 to Mexico 2017). He finished the season eighth in the standings, 13 points and one place behind his team-mate Sergio Perez.
The midfield battle was remarkably intense throughout the 2018 season. Esteban remained with Force India for a second full season, scoring points on 10 occasions to finish 12th in the Drivers’ standings. Stand-out moments from his year included starting P3 on the grid in Belgium, and sixth place finishes in Monaco, Austria, Hungary and Belgium.
A considerable amount of driver reshuffling on the 2019 grid meant Esteban found himself without a seat, but he will continue to build his Formula One experience with his new role as Reserve Driver for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.
|Date of Birth:||17 September 1996|
|Place of Birth:||Normandy, France|
|Debut:||Belgium, 28 August 2016|
|Best World Championship:||P8 – 2017|
|Best Race Finish:||P5|
|Best Grid Position:||P3|
|2019||Formula One: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - Reserve Driver|
|2018||Formula One: Force India – P12|
|2017||Formula One: Force India – P8|
|2016||Formula One: Manor Racing – P23|
|DTM: Mercedes AMG DTM – P26|
|2015||GP3 Series – Champion|
|2014||FIA European Formula 3 Championship – Champion|
|2013||Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 – P3|
|Eurocup Formula Renault NEC – P12|
|Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 – P10|
|2012||Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 – P14|
|Formula Renault 2.0 Alps – P7|