Esteban Ocon has acquired a large part of your experience at Renault, with the team that he works as a pilot test hired by Mercedes. But, when Rio Haryanto was left without a sufficient budget to continue at the Manor, Mercedes moved to give to his young pupil an opportunity to be filmed face-to-2017 season in which presumably will be the official pilot of Renault.
“I owe a lot to Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes Motorsport. It is now very happy with my performance. I can only recommend to continue to learn and give the best of myself. And if you are satisfied, then so am I!”, said Ocon Crash.net., he has already completed three grands prix with Manor.
There has been found with Pascal Wehrlein, who began the season with the team and soon became the benchmark, as well as being very used by Mercedes in the test private, both the equipment and Pirelli to develop the tyres of 2017. “Pascal is a fantastic driver. Since its debut in Australia, has always been incredibly fast. I’m here mainly to learn during this half-season with Manor”, ” said a humble Ocon, which so far has not been able to match its performance to that of Pascal. “I Feel that I have much to learn from Pascal. There is No rivalry between us, which is a good thing for the team. As the days go by, and go finding myself more comfortable in the cockpit, my relationship with the team will also improve”, concluded the frenchman.