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  1. Tuesday 27 December 2016

  2. Pérez: Ocon replaces 'one of the best' 16:26

    Pérez: Ocon replaces 'one of the best'

    Sergio Pérez says Esteban Ocon is replacing "one of the best" drivers on the grid in Nico Hülkenberg, but reckons the Mercedes youngster will rise to the…

    F1
  3. Where are the 'Stars of the Future' now? 09:45

    Where are the 'Stars of the Future' now?

    Prior to the start of the 2015 season, GPUpdate.net identified 10 young drivers to keep an eye on as they worked their way up the motorsport ladder. Now…

    Misc
  4. Saturday 24 December 2016

  5. 2016 review: Manor's point goes to waste 08:02

    2016 review: Manor's point goes to waste

    GPUpdate.net's 2016 reviews conclude at Manor, which came close to securing 10th with current-spec engines and a new chassis, and housed two Mercedes youngsters…

    F1
  6. Sunday 11 December 2016

  7. GPUpdate readers want Alonso at Mercedes 13:50

    GPUpdate readers want Alonso at Mercedes

    GPUpdate.net readers believe that Mercedes should try to poach Fernando Alonso from McLaren-Honda to replace the retiring Nico Rosberg in Formula 1 next…

    F1
  8. Friday 2 December 2016

  9. Overview: Candidates to replace Rosberg 15:08

    Overview: Candidates to replace Rosberg

    Following the shock news that Nico Rosberg will retire from Formula 1 with immediate effect, GPUpdate.net looks at the potential candidates who could line up…

    F1
  10. Sunday 27 November 2016

  11. Wehrlein 'dreaming big' over decisive points 06:12

    Wehrlein 'dreaming big' over decisive points

    Pascal Wehrlein says he is "dreaming big" about scoring points and returning Manor to 10th in the standings after reaching Q2 again at the Abu Dhabi Grand…

    F1
  12. Saturday 19 November 2016

  13. Ocon hopes to end Manor stint on high 13:46

    Ocon hopes to end Manor stint on high

    Esteban Ocon is optimistic that he can end his short stint with Manor on a positive note as he prepares to participate in his final Grand Prix with the team in…

    F1
  14. Wednesday 16 November 2016

  15. Ocon held Renault talks before SFI deal 12:15

    Ocon held Renault talks before SFI deal

    Mercedes protégé Esteban Ocon has revealed that he held talks with Renault over a 2017 seat before he was signed by Force India on a two-year…

    F1
  16. Monday 14 November 2016

  17. Ocon 'really sad' despite best F1 finish 15:06

    Ocon 'really sad' despite best F1 finish

    Esteban Ocon described himself as "sad" and "disappointed" as Manor lost 10th position in the standings, despite the youngster enjoying his strongest race to…

    F1
  18. Saturday 12 November 2016

  19. Ocon penalised for impeding Palmer in Q1 18:15

    Ocon penalised for impeding Palmer in Q1

    Esteban Ocon has been hit with a three-place grid penalty for the Brazilian Grand Prix after the stewards deemed that he impeded Jolyon Palmer in…

    F1
  20. Force India says signing Ocon 'very close call' 10:32

    Force India says signing Ocon 'very close call'

    Force India has described its decision to sign Esteban Ocon as Sergio Pérez's team-mate for the 2017 season, over fellow Mercedes-supported Pascal Wehrlein, as…

    F1
  21. Thursday 10 November 2016

  22. Wolff: Ocon deal shows talent beats money 12:32

    Wolff: Ocon deal shows talent beats money

    Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says Force India's recruitment of Esteban Ocon is positive for the sport and proves that "talent wins over money". Force…

    F1
  23. Ocon joins Force India on multi-year deal 12:15

    Ocon joins Force India on multi-year deal

    Mercedes protégé and current Manor driver Esteban Ocon will switch to Force India for the 2017 campaign, alongside incumbent Sergio Pérez, after signing a…

    F1
  24. Tuesday 1 November 2016

  25. Ocon hopes Manor addresses handling 16:42

    Ocon hopes Manor addresses handling

    Esteban Ocon is hopeful Manor can understand why he was suffering with handling problems across the course of the Mexican Grand Prix weekend. Ocon was half a…

    F1
  26. Tuesday 25 October 2016

  27. Ocon relieved to finish with damaged car 11:46

    Ocon relieved to finish with damaged car

    Manor driver Esteban Ocon explained that he was pleased to reach the finish of the United States Grand Prix after picking up damage on his MRT05 during the…

    F1
  28. Thursday 20 October 2016

  29. Ocon poised for first Manor halo run 21:58

    Ocon poised for first Manor halo run

    Esteban Ocon is set to trial the halo during free practice for the United States Grand Prix, the first time that he and his Manor squad have sampled the…

    F1
  30. Saturday 8 October 2016

  31. Ocon disappointed not to beat Sauber pair 13:10

    Ocon disappointed not to beat Sauber pair

    Esteban Ocon was left to rue a mistake on his quickest Q1 run as he felt beating Sauber pair Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr was possible at the Japanese Grand…

    F1
  32. Thursday 6 October 2016

  33. Ocon looking for 'more complete' weekend 12:16

    Ocon looking for 'more complete' weekend

    Esteban Ocon says that he is hoping to experience a "more complete" race weekend at the Japanese Grand Prix, his fifth full Formula 1 event with Manor. Ocon…

    F1
  34. Tuesday 20 September 2016

  35. Ocon pit-stop an 'unmitigated disaster' 16:31

    Ocon pit-stop an 'unmitigated disaster'

    Manor Racing Director Dave Ryan labelled Esteban Ocon's first pit-stop at the Singapore Grand Prix as an "unmitigated disaster", after the youngster lost over a…

    F1
  36. Thursday 15 September 2016

  37. Ocon: Making Q2 is the next target 08:58

    Ocon: Making Q2 is the next target

    Manor's Esteban Ocon says securing a slot in the second segment of qualifying is his next goal as he prepares to tackle the Singapore Grand Prix for the first…

    F1
  38. Wednesday 7 September 2016

  39. Ocon hopes Manor stint aids 2017 chances 13:02

    Ocon hopes Manor stint aids 2017 chances

    Esteban Ocon is hopeful that his stint with Manor this season will boost his chances of racing with Renault in Formula 1 next year. Mercedes-backed youngster…

    F1
  40. Friday 2 September 2016

  41. Wehrlein reckons Q3 possible for Manor 07:28

    Wehrlein reckons Q3 possible for Manor

    Pascal Wehrlein reckons Manor has a realistic chance of fighting for a maiden Q3 outing at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix, on the back of its strong showing…

    F1
  42. Monday 29 August 2016

  43. Ocon 'learned a lot' during Formula 1 debut 11:31

    Ocon 'learned a lot' during Formula 1 debut

    Esteban Ocon says he "learned a lot" during his maiden Formula 1 race at the Belgian Grand Prix, in which he classified in 16th position. Mercedes-backed…

    F1
  44. Friday 26 August 2016

  45. Wehrlein: Ocon arrival won't change approach 08:34

    Wehrlein: Ocon arrival won't change approach

    Manor driver Pascal Wehrlein says he is "looking forward" to taking on new team-mate Esteban Ocon, but insists the arrival of the Frenchman will make no…

    F1
  46. Thursday 25 August 2016

  47. Ocon: Spa the best place to start F1 career 10:36

    Ocon: Spa the best place to start F1 career

    Manor newcomer Esteban Ocon says that there is no better place to start his Formula 1 career than Spa-Francorchamps, the venue for this weekend's the Belgian…

    F1
  48. Wednesday 17 August 2016

  49. Ocon surprised by Formula 1 opportunity 09:55

    Ocon surprised by Formula 1 opportunity

    Esteban Ocon has admitted that the opportunity to compete for Manor from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards came as a surprise, but insists he "feels ready" to take…

    F1
  50. Monday 15 August 2016

  51. Ocon set to use number 31 in Formula 1 14:00

    Ocon set to use number 31 in Formula 1

    Manor has confirmed that new arrival Esteban Ocon will use #31 as his Formula 1 number. Ocon will make his Formula 1 debut with Manor at the Belgian Grand…

    F1
  52. Wednesday 10 August 2016

  53. In photos: Ocon's route to the Formula 1 grid 13:02

    In photos: Ocon's route to the Formula 1 grid

    Mercedes youngster Esteban Ocon will graduate to Formula 1 with Manor Racing at the Belgian Grand Prix later this month. GPUpdate.net provides an overview of…

    F1
  54. Ryan thrilled with 'potent' Manor driver line-up 10:37

    Ryan thrilled with 'potent' Manor driver line-up

    Manor Racing Director Dave Ryan says the recruitment of Esteban Ocon will help the team continue its development in 2016 as it bids to move up the Formula 1…

    F1
  55. Renault: Ocon deal shows strong Mercedes link 10:15

    Renault: Ocon deal shows strong Mercedes link

    Renault Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul says Esteban Ocon's deal to race for Manor across the remainder of 2016 highlights the "excellent relationship…

    F1
  56. Wolff: Manor the 'right environment' for Ocon 09:50

    Wolff: Manor the 'right environment' for Ocon

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has described Manor as the "right environment" for Esteban Ocon to make his Formula 1 debut, and says he is "excited" to see how the…

    F1
  57. Ocon to make Formula 1 debut with Manor 09:35

    Ocon to make Formula 1 debut with Manor

    Manor has confirmed that Mercedes youngster Esteban Ocon will race for the team across the remainder of the season, alongside regular driver Pascal Wehrlein…

    F1
  58. Wednesday 27 July 2016

  59. Ocon set for another FP1 run in Germany 09:15

    Ocon set for another FP1 run in Germany

    Renault test driver Esteban Ocon will receive another outing in free practice for this weekend's German Grand Prix, his fourth of the season, in place of Jolyon…

    F1
  60. Friday 15 July 2016

  61. Ocon set for third Renault practice run 16:24

    Ocon set for third Renault practice run

    Renault reserve driver Esteban Ocon is scheduled to make his third Formula 1 free practice appearance of the season at next weekend's Hungarian Grand…

    F1
  62. Thursday 14 July 2016

  63. Ocon sets sights on 2017 Formula 1 seat 16:44

    Ocon sets sights on 2017 Formula 1 seat

    Esteban Ocon says he is targeting a full-time graduation to Formula 1 in 2017, after completing two days of testing with Mercedes during the in-season running…

    F1
  64. Tuesday 12 July 2016

  65. Ocon: Mixed weather conditions useful 19:20

    Ocon: Mixed weather conditions useful

    Esteban Ocon says he benefitted from running in various weather conditions on the first day of the post-British Grand Prix test session. Ocon was the most…

    F1
  66. Monday 11 July 2016

  67. Ocon excited by Mercedes test chance 17:02

    Ocon excited by Mercedes test chance

    Esteban Ocon says he is looking forward to finally driving for Mercedes at this week's post-British Grand Prix test session at Silverstone, after coming close…

    F1
  68. Thursday 7 July 2016

  69. Ocon gets another Renault practice outing 09:05

    Ocon gets another Renault practice outing

    Renault reserve driver Esteban Ocon will make his second free practice appearance of the season in Friday morning's opening session for the British Grand…

    F1
  70. Tuesday 5 July 2016

  71. Ocon to test for Mercedes at Silverstone 10:12

    Ocon to test for Mercedes at Silverstone

    Mercedes youngster Esteban Ocon will conduct two full days of running for the Formula 1 team at next week's post-British Grand Prix test session at…

    F1
  72. Wednesday 15 June 2016

  73. Ocon admits DTM tougher than expected 15:03

    Ocon admits DTM tougher than expected

    Highly-rated youngster Esteban Ocon has admitted that competing in the DTM is tougher than he anticipated, following a difficult start to his rookie…

    DTM
  74. Tuesday 17 May 2016

  75. Ocon encouraged by Renault engine gains 18:29

    Ocon encouraged by Renault engine gains

    Esteban Ocon labelled Renault's B-spec engine as "really good" as the upgraded power unit was trialled for the first time during in-season testing at the…

    F1
  76. Saturday 7 May 2016

  77. Ocon gets Renault post-race running 08:46

    Ocon gets Renault post-race running

    Renault reserve driver Esteban Ocon will receive a day's worth of running with the manufacturer after it confirmed its line-up for the post-race test session in…

    F1
  78. Sunday 1 May 2016

  79. Ocon to get FP1 outing at Spanish GP 16:29

    Ocon to get FP1 outing at Spanish GP

    Renault test and reserve driver Esteban Ocon will take part in free practice for the Spanish Grand Prix later this month, the Frenchman confirmed on…

    F1
  80. Sunday 28 February 2016

  81. Ocon: DTM better preparation than GP2 14:42

    Ocon: DTM better preparation than GP2

    GP3 champion Esteban Ocon says he pushed for a race seat in the DTM over GP2 because he feels that the touring car series will better prepare him for Formula…

    F1
  82. Friday 12 February 2016

  83. Wolff: Wehrlein, Ocon in F1 'on merit' 10:17

    Wolff: Wehrlein, Ocon in F1 'on merit'

    Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that he is "proud" to see young drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon take on Formula 1 roles for the 2016…

    F1
  84. Thursday 11 February 2016

  85. Ocon lands Mercedes DTM seat for 2016 09:35

    Ocon lands Mercedes DTM seat for 2016

    GP3 champion Esteban Ocon will contest the DTM in 2016, after landing a seat at Mercedes. Ocon, 19, combined his GP3 duties with the role of Mercedes DTM…

    DTM
  86. Tuesday 9 February 2016

  87. 05:12

    Video of the Day: Ocon reflects on F3

    F3
  88. Friday 5 February 2016

  89. Vasseur thanks Mercedes for Ocon deal 12:02

    Vasseur thanks Mercedes for Ocon deal

    Renault's new Racing Director, Frédéric Vasseur, has thanked Mercedes for allowing affiliated driver Esteban Ocon to join the French manufacturer as a reserve…

    F1
  90. Wednesday 3 February 2016

  91. Renault signs Ocon as reserve driver 12:51

    Renault signs Ocon as reserve driver

    Reigning GP3 champion Esteban Ocon has been appointed as Renault's official test and reserve driver for the upcoming Formula 1 campaign, the French manufacturer…

    F1
  92. Monday 21 December 2015

  93. 2015 review: How did young drivers fare? 09:14

    2015 review: How did young drivers fare?

    Prior to the start of the 2015 season, GPUpdate.net selected 10 young drivers to watch out for in junior motor racing categories. In this special piece, we look…

    GP2
  94. Tuesday 15 December 2015

  95. Ocon would prefer DTM to GP2 campaign 14:02

    Ocon would prefer DTM to GP2 campaign

    Mercedes youngster Esteban Ocon says he would rather race in the German-based DTM championship in 2016 than move up to the GP2 Series. Ocon, 19, secured the…

    GP3
  96. Monday 30 November 2015

  97. Ocon elated after GP3 title triumph 07:46

    Ocon elated after GP3 title triumph

    Mercedes youngster Esteban Ocon expressed his elation as he clinched the GP3 crown during the final race of the year at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu…

    GP3
  98. Sunday 29 November 2015

  99. Ocon secures GP3 title as Palou wins 09:33

    Ocon secures GP3 title as Palou wins

    Mercedes junior driver Esteban Ocon secured the 2015 GP3 championship with third place during the final round of the season in Abu Dhabi, as Álex Palou claimed…

    GP3
  100. Friday 27 November 2015

  101. Mercedes retains Ocon as junior driver 16:36

    Mercedes retains Ocon as junior driver

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has confirmed that the brand has taken up its option to retain GP3 points leader Esteban Ocon as a junior driver for the 2016…

    F1
  102. Ocon takes back lead with Abu Dhabi pole 11:46

    Ocon takes back lead with Abu Dhabi pole

    Esteban Ocon snatched back the lead of the GP3 Series with a last-gasp effort to take pole position, and four extra points, for the final round of the year in…

    GP3
  103. Thursday 19 November 2015

  104. Ocon takes title lead with Bahrain pole 10:56

    Ocon takes title lead with Bahrain pole

    ART driver Esteban Ocon moved to the top of the GP3 standings as he converted his strong free practice pace into a comfortable pole position at the Bahrain…

    GP3
  105. Saturday 10 October 2015

  106. Ocon closes on Ghiotto with maiden pole 08:10

    Ocon closes on Ghiotto with maiden pole

    ART driver Esteban Ocon secured his maiden GP3 pole position during qualifying in Russia, reducing Luca Ghiotto's advantage in the championship to 10…

    GP3
  107. Saturday 29 August 2015

  108. GPUpdate's stars of the future: Esteban Ocon 08:20

    GPUpdate's stars of the future: Esteban Ocon

    Across 2015, GPUpdate.net has been profiling some of the most talented up-and-coming youngsters gracing the various junior categories. For the latest…

    GP3
  109. Sunday 23 August 2015

  110. Ocon penalised, Bernstorff inherits win 06:28

    Ocon penalised, Bernstorff inherits win

    Esteban Ocon has been given a penalty for an infaction during the first GP3 race of the weekend in Belgium, handing victory to Emil Bernstorff. Ocon led the…

    GP3
  111. Saturday 22 August 2015

  112. Ocon victorious in disrupted GP3 race 17:35

    Ocon victorious in disrupted GP3 race

    ART driver Esteban Ocon claimed victory in a disrupted first GP3 race of the weekend in Belgium.  Ocon led throughout but had to contend with the Virtual…

    GP3
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