Ocon opens the door to “ample opportunities” with Mercedes in the future


the course of the season 2017 has been heating up tempers in the environment Force India, especially in regards to the pair of pilots that boasts the team based in Silverstone, an explosive combination of experience and young talent, represented, respectively, by Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.

What began as a battle free of bias by seeing which of the two was erected as the first rider of the team india of the Formula 1 ended up becoming a dispute heated between the two after incidents like the Baku or the Spa, the team ended up standing on the track, something that also extended to the subsequent statements of the two in the playpen of the press after the races.

“At Force India are happy with the work that I am doing, and Mercedes also”, said Ocon after his first season to the full in the premier class, after appearing on the track for nine Great Prizes along with Manor Racing in 2016. “so, if everyone is happy, I just have to continue like that and do all that I can”.

The French rider admitted he has talks with Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes in Formula 1, in which they analyze their performance on track, and many other internal details. “most of The time we talked on the phone, although sometimes what we do in the circuits. Call Me for quick meetings, 35 or 40 minutes, to see how I goes, what are my problems and whether it should be improved”.


Ocon tested the cars of several teams of Formula 1, and finally proclaimed himself the pilot of Force India to replace Nico Hülkenberg.

however, the #31 recognized that the German squad “also has meetings with Force India to see how it goes in my development,”, so set a fairly narrow Ocon sees with good eyes, especially if in the future this triggers his rise to the star team, either in the replacement of Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas. “they Are very close to me, care how I pay, something normal. They are my main sponsor and I am part of its development program. They are really interested in what I’m doing, and I think that is good”.

“By the time I focus on the work I’m doing at Force India”, highlighted Ocon. Despite all the setbacks it has suffered on the track, in the battles that has kept with his team-mate, both before and after the restriction of clashes between the two that imposed from above after a touch, the pilot of the program Mercedes has been just 13 points from Perez, a feat not insignificant considering your situation. “If at Force India and Mercedes are happy, there will be ample opportunities in the future. If you do a good job there will always be opportunities”.

If Force India and Mercedes are happy, there will be ample opportunities in the future

Finally, Ocon stressed that “you need to concentrate on what you are doing on the track and the work you do with the engineers,” to be able to have options to achieve great things in Formula 1, something that has carried out this season and has helped to establish itself as a pilot of warranties. “I’m Confident in my relationship with Mercedes, I am aware of that have always done a good job for me with good options”.