Ahead of the French Grand Prix, the Alpine team decided to trust Esteban Ocon for three additional seasons, i.e. until 2024.
Between Esteban Ocon and Alpine, the story is not about to end. Arrived at the start of the 2020 season within the team which then bore the name of Renault, the native of Evreux has relaunched his career after a season on the sidelines of the Mercedes team. Author of his first podium at the Sakhir Grand Prix last season, the European champion of Formula 3 in 2014 and then of the GP3 Series in 2015 convinced the leaders of Alpine to trust him for three more years.
Indeed, Esteban Ocon signed a contract covering the 2022, 2023 and 2024 seasons of the Formula 1 World Championship, with Fernando Alonso who will be his teammate again next year, who will see completely new regulations come into force, with the hope of seeing Alpine fight at the forefront against Mercedes and Red Bull Racing.
? Esteban Ocon Re-Signs until 2024 ? A part of the Enstone-Viry family since you were 14 years-old, congratulations @OconEsteban. Keep chasing the dream, together ????
Read the full announcement below ?#EO31 #Ocon2024 #FrenchGP
— Alpine F1 Team (@AlpineF1Team) June 16, 2021
Ocon: “I intend to continue this adventure”
While he is supported by Mercedes and Toto Wolff, who has been managing his career since 2015, Esteban Ocon will settle permanently within the Alpine team with this new long-term contract, which only drivers like Max Verstappen at Red Bull Racing and Charles Leclerc at Ferrari can be proud of. Assuring in a press release that ” great challenges await us, especially with the new regulations of 2022 “, The Rouennais assures to be” delighted to continue with the team beyond this year ».
« We have made good progress together since I joined the team and I intend to continue this adventure. “, Adds the current twelfth in the drivers’ championship, one point behind his Spanish teammate. Considering his third place at the Sakhir Grand Prix last year as a motivation, Esteban Ocon is “ sure we can achieve our goals by working hard together ». « I can’t wait to tackle this next chapter, but for now we remain focused on this season. », Concludes the French pilot.