|Esteban Ocon Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||September 17, 1996|
Esteban Ocon is a French professional racing driver who has raced in the premier Formula One tier as a test and main driver for several teams after his breakthrough championship win in the 2015 season of the GP3 Series. Before joining the F1 class, he had also triumphed in the 2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship and had stood 3rd in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series in 2013.
Évreux, Normandy, France
Évreux, Normandy, France
Professional Formula One Racing Driver
- Father – Laurent Ocon (Garage Owner, Mechanic)
- Mother – Sabrina Khelfane
Formula One Teams
Esteban has raced for –
- Lotus F1 Team (2014) (Test Driver)
- Sahara Force India F1 Team (2015) (Test Driver)
- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team (2016) (Test Driver)
- Renault Sport F1 Team (2016) (Test Driver)
- Manor Racing MRT (2016)
- Sahara Force India F1 Team/Racing Point Force India F1 Team (2017-2018)
- Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (2019) (Test Driver)
- Renault F1 Team (2020-Present)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Esteban has dated –
- Alice Brasseur (2017-2018)
- Elena Berri (2018-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Hispanic)
He is of Algerian and Spanish descent.
- Short-cropped hair
- Lean physique
- Charming smile
- Has a mole on his chin and one on his forehead
- Clean-shaven look
Esteban Ocon Facts
- He kickstarted his racing career with karting in 2006, at the age of 10. He won the French Minime Championship in 2007 and the French Cadet Championship in 2008. In 2011, he won the French KF3 title and finished 2nd in the WSK Euro Series.
- To support and sustain his ambitious racing career, his parents had sold their house and lived in a caravan, traveling from one circuit to the next, while he was still a kart racer.
- After spending nearly 3 seasons as a test driver in the premier Formula One tier, his first full opportunity to drive in a competitive race arrived in August 2016 when the Manor Racing MRT team’s incumbent driver Rio Haryanto was dropped mid-season and had to be replaced because his sponsors had failed to meet certain contractual obligations.
- From the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix (his debut F1 race) to the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix, he finished 27 Grand Prix races in succession. This feat was a new F1 record for ‘Most Consecutive Races finished from the start of a Career’. The streak was broken at the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix when he was involved in a collision in the first lap itself which forced him to retire from the race.
Featured Image by Esteban Ocon / Instagram