F1: Force India signs Esteban Ocon for 2017
The French driver has signed a multi-year contract, that begins next year, with the team
The Sahara Force India team has announced that Esteban Ocon will be their second driver for the 2017 Formula 1 season. The French driver will partner Serio Perez in the championship next year.
Ocon, who made his F1 debut at the 2016 Belgian GP, has won the European F3 title, as well as the GP3 title in the past. He has also served as a development driver for Mercedes.
“I'm very excited to join Sahara Force India,” he said. “I know the team quite well already because I was a test driver last year and I'm really looking forward...
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