Esteban Ocon claimed that he would soon be joining Mercedes to race alongside the sensational Lewis Hamilton. Esteban Ocon made his debut in 2016 with Manor and now he is in the middle of his second full F1 season.
He has been highly impressive for Force India and has won accolades from the entire F1 fraternity. He was too good for Force India last year and was instrumental in Sergio Perez through the ranks of the F1 racers.
The 21-year-old is confident of making it to Mercedes soon after a successful stint with Force India.
Mercedes star driver Lewis Hamilton has already signed a long-term pact with Mercedes. His teammate Valtteri Bottas has however signed a contract for a year. So Esteban Ocon is hopeful or rather confident about getting a Mercedes seat for the 2020 F1 season.
But 2018 has been a rather dismal year for him having not finished in the top 10 since Monaco. He also had to retire thrice this year and that would be playing on his mind. Despite all this, he is clearly one of the favourites for the Mercedes driver development program.
Esteban Ocon and Mercedes
Esteban Ocon claimed that Mercedes has assured him of a seat soon and this hints at the fact that he could be seen replacing Valtteri Bottas soon.
he said that the bosses at Mercedes do have a plan for him and when the time comes they will go ahead with implementing it. He further added that Mercedes wants him to gain on experience before he gets a seat.