The team Alpine F1 Team confirmed that the French Esteban Ocon will continue in their ranks beyond the World Cup season F1 of 2021 as part of an agreement of three seasons.
The 24-year-old joined the team when he was Renault in 2020, having spent two full years competing in F.1. He made his debut in mid-2016 with Manor before moving to Force India for 2017 and 2018. Accumulate 73 Grand Prizes, adding 210 points in that time. His best result has been a second place in the Sakhir Grand Prize 2020.
"Esteban's contract extension highlights the team's belief in the Frenchman as a sports star and their commitment to their long-term goal of succeeding in the World Championship.", explained in a press release Alpine, which also has assured the continuity of Spanish Fernando Alonso.
“We are very proud to retain Esteban as part of the Alpine family. Since returning to the team in 2020, he has grown in confidence to deliver consistently good results and help develop the car. Despite his young age, he has a lot of experience in Formula 1 and is on a positive trajectory both in his maturity and his driving skills. "Said Laurent rossi, CEO of Alpine Cars.
“He is a great asset to us now and is moving forward as we meet the challenge of new regulations. We have full confidence in Esteban to help push the team and the brand to the next level and meet their long-term goals. " added the executive.
Ocon, meanwhile, assured: “I am delighted to continue with the team beyond this year and it is a fantastic feeling to secure my future with Alpine. We have progressed well together since I joined the team and my goal is to continue that journey in the future. We have great challenges ahead, especially with the new regulations in 2022. I am confident that we can achieve our goals by working hard together and continuing the story. "