Ocon next season Mercedes spare racer

Author of the article: , published on November 23, 2018.

Mercedes manager Toto Wolf has confirmed that Esteban Ocon will play the role of reserve racer in his team next season. Ocon, who lost his seat in the Force India team against Lance Stroll. Attempts to play in another team next season, including Renault, McLaren and Williams, failed.

On Friday, Toto Wolf confirmed that although Ocon will not be competing next season, he will remain closely associated with the home team, where he will play the role of reserve racer.

“The plan is clear,” Wolf said. “He will stay very close to our team, next season he will be both our reserve and third racer. We want him to perform in one test as well, before or during the season. The decision on this has not yet been made. He will do a lot of work in the simulator to be ready for next season. ”

Valtteri Bottas has a contract with the team until the end of next season, which means that Ocon could become a teammate of Lewis Hamilton in the 2020 season. Ocon said that Mercedes did not provide him with anything about the 2020 season, but he hopes that this season brought good prospects for that season.

“I will definitely be here next to the action and try to accumulate as many kilometers as possible in the car. Together with Mercedes, I see a great opportunity to return in the 2020 season. If that happens, I will do my best to come back stronger than ever. ”

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