Esteban Ocon lives days of emotions. The pilot of 19 years
crowned champion of the GP3 in Abu Dhabi and was confirmed as a Pilot
Junior team Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 ahead of the season 2016. If
well it is true that the German brand has not defined its role for the next year,
this ad does no more than reinforce its presence in the Youth Program
Pilots Mercedes, which militates from the month of may. The firm has
many hopes a Esteban Ocon you need to decide your sports program
The trajectory of the immediate Esteban Ocon will be drawn by
Mercedes, but as is logical to the young French rider has their preferences. The Pilot Junior Mercedes
leave your future in the hands of the brand, but is clear in his eventual election after win the F3 and GP3 consecutively:
“I Still don’t know what I’ll do next season, but I think that the trend
it is more towards the DTM” I explain in ‘Autosport’. The frenchman also added:
“If I had to choose between the DTM and GP2, I would opt for the DTM, but
there is nothing decided. For the moment I don’t know nada”.
On the table there are different options and the future of Esteban
Ocon will be defined in relation to the program of Pascal Wehrlein. In the
today, both Esteban Ocon as Pascal Wehrlein are Pilots Junior
Mercedes-AMG in F1 and might come to share in the tasks of this role the
next year. With the title in the DTM in the arm, Pascal Wehrlein could call
at the Manor, leaving the way open to Esteban Ocon as the reserve driver, and even as a pilot DTM.
In the opposite case, to seal the program of both will be a ‘bobbin lace’
Esteban Ocon has been the reserve driver for Mercedes-AMG in the
DTM 2015. In fact, the French came to make his debut. It was in Hockenheim, with the reason of an indisposition of the stomach of Dani Juncadella. Ocon jumped in the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM
during the first free weekend, but didn’t take part in the races.
Now the decision is on the roof of Toto Wolff. Compete in GP2 and continue to
linked to the cars or give an opportunity to Ocon in DTM. It is worth remembering that
Mercedes has not confirmed their drivers for the DTM 2016, perhaps hoping to find a solution to the future champion, Wehrlein.