Ocon: “someday I want to be a pilot of Ferrari”


it Is often said that every pilot dreams of being a pilot of Ferrari at some point in their sporting career and, in the case of Esteban Ocon, that is true to the letter. The French rider currently competes in the Formula 1 defended the colors of Force India and belongs to the program of young pilots Mercedes.

And in fact the French recognized that the appearance of Toto Wolff, head of the German brand, it was vital for his career to not be seen cut off from root. “Between 2014 and 2015 came Toto Wolff to help me. If you had not intervened in my career, I was finished preparing the burgers in the mcdonalds. Without money, would not have had the opportunity to continue to compete”, said Ocon.

The French, he was hired by Mercedes after losing out to the germans the opportunity to sign Max Verstappen, that was decided by Red Bull to be offered a seat holder at Toro Rosso for the season 2015. Ocon was the countermeasure of Mercedes and went on to be an official driver of the brand in the DTM, to debut later in Formula 1 with Manor.

My idol is Michael Schumacher, he had the helmet with the colors and all the red suit

Previously, Ocon performed a test with Ferrari at Fiorano, as a reward for their victory in the european contest of the Formula 3 with Prema, something that has forever marked. “My idol is Michael Schumacher, he had the helmet with the colors and all the red suit. Ferrari is a special team for me, at the end of 2014 I did a test at Fiorano with them and still remember it as a dream. Of course some day I want to be a Ferrari driver”, said in a statement to Gazzetta dello Sport.


In 2014, Esteban Ocon performed a test with Ferrari at Fiorano.

Finely, the French had a few words for what happened in Canada and Azerbaijan, with his partner Sergio Perez, claiming that there are no problems between them. “I Am convinced that in Montreal the podium was possible, but the team and Czech took a different decision. In Baku we were very hard on the track, the team called us and asked us to pay more attention in the future to avoid similar things. But between us there is a great respect”.