Esteban Ocon will face his first full season in Formula 1 with Force India after the pilot chosen by the team to replace Nico Hülkenberg. The French, which accumulates as experience his work as a Test Driver and nine Great Prizes with the team Manor, believes that the test, which he completed with the team in Barcelona and Spielberg have been decisive to be chosen by the training ahead of Pascal Wehrlein, the whole time that the German pilot also tested the single-seater of the team and has been on the agenda of the training led by Vijay Mallya.
In this aspect, Esteban Ocon has been recognized in statements exclusive to the medium ‘F1i’ that the test with Force India have been key: “The test in Austria helped me massively. I think that if I hadn’t done this test or even have thought about me. In the end the reality is that I have wanted to, Force India wanted me. This test was a coincidence at first, but in the end has served to now have a seat with them. It was very good, a great day for me because we ended up seconds in the test. Actually I remember it as one of my best test“.
all in all, Esteban Ocon know that is before the great opportunity to stand out in a training of first level and finished in the fourth position of the classification of builders in the season 2016: “to Be wanted by Force India puts you under pressure because they think big, but also it is a great feeling. They think that you’re going to get and you will do a solid job. That is what they expect. So the only thing I have to do is work very hard to deliver what they expect. I still haven’t been started, so I only need to work hard to get there”.