Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team: Renault

Nationality: French

Born: 1996 (23)

Profile: Ocon’s head of hair is so penetratingly dark and thick it’s a distinct possibility there’s a black hole at the centre trapping all the light. Perhaps his gravitationally darkened umbra is what caused so many accidents with his team mate at Force India; Sergio Perez struggling to spot the Frenchman idly passing the time of day wherever it was in the road the Mexican wanted to be at that exact moment. Many were impressed by the Mercedes protege’s pace vs the shaved Dick Dastardly but given¬† Perez’s inevitable waning powers following a decade long slog in the middle of the grid dragging around great whalefulls of sponsor cash, anything less impressive would have seen the 23 year old failing to return to F1 at all, let alone survive a sabbatical.