Total des points de la saison
Total points of the season
Esteban Ocon begins his forth season with the team ahead of the 2023 FIA Formula 1World Championship season, his sixth full-time campaign in Formula 1, which he enters on the back of his best overall year in the sport and a career-high points tally.
Esteban is well known to the Enstone-Viry-Châtillon family having spent the 2016 season as the team’s Reserve Driver, and, prior to that, was part of the Lotus junior programme, during which he won the FIA European Formula 3 title in 2014. A year later, Esteban won the GP3 Series crown.
The 26-year-old has started 111 Grands Prix and accumulated 364 points during that time since making his Formula 1 debut as a teenager at the Belgian Grand Prix in 2016. His best qualifying performance to date is his superb third place in Belgium in 2018, while his best race result is his stunning victory in Hungary in 2021.
This year he will partner Pierre Gasly in an exciting all-French driver pairing, mixing talent, youth, and experience.
In his first year with the new Alpine F1® Team, Esteban established himself as a consistently quick and reliable driver. After a low-key start to the season, Esteban stunned the Formula 1 world by winning the incident-strewn Hungarian Grand Prix. After consistent points-scoring finishes, Esteban ended the season on a high by finishing fifth and fourth respectively in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
After a year out from racing, 2020 marked Esteban’s return to Formula 1 with Renault DP World F1® Team, partnering Daniel Ricciardo in black and yellow. The season began well for Esteban as he climbed from fourteenth on the grid to an eighth-place finish in Austria.
In Sakhir, he claimed a first Formula 1 podium with a faultless drive to second place, before capping the year off with a hard-fought ninth place in Abu Dhabi. He finished twelfth in the Drivers’ Championship on 62 points.
Esteban was Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s Reserve Driver for the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season. In December, he officially completed his handover to Renault, where he featured in the two-day post-Abu Dhabi test in the Renault R.S.19.
Esteban finished his second full season in Formula 1 with Force India (later Racing Point) in twelfth place in the Drivers’ standings. In Belgium, Esteban enjoyed his best-ever Formula 1 qualifying performance by clinching third on the grid in a tricky, wet-dry session behind Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
In 2017, Esteban finished a career-best eighth in the Drivers’ Championship in his first full year in Formula 1 with Force India.
Esteban began the 2016 season as Renault Sport F1 Team’s Reserve Driver, taking part in four FP1 sessions. Later that year, he was handed his Formula 1 debut as a 19-year-old when he replaced Manor Racing’s Rio Haryanto in the Belgian Grand Prix. Esteban finished the remainder of the season with Manor before landing a full-time race seat with Force India for the following year.
Between his debut in Belgium and the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix, Esteban set an all-time Formula 1 record for the most consecutive finishes with 27 straight races without a retirement.
Esteban made the step to the GP3 Series on the Formula 1 support bill. He won the title as a rookie.
Esteban made his mark with a scintillating rookie year in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, where he won the championship ahead of an impressive field, which included current Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen and Antonio Giovinazzi. On the back of his title triumph, Esteban, a Lotus junior at the time, appeared in FP1 for Lotus F1 Team at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Following on from his success in karting, Esteban enjoyed a first taste of single-seaters in 2012 in the Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Renault Alps series.
Esteban began karting in 2006 in the French Minime Championship, winning the series in 2007. In 2008, he beat compatriots Anthoine Hubert and Pierre Gasly to the French Cadet Championship before spending three years in the KF3 series, winning in 2010, before finishing runner up in the WSK Euro Series in 2011.
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