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Ocon enjoyed his two-day test for Lotus at Valencia

  • Published on 24 Oct 2014 15:00
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Lotus F1 Team Junior driver Esteban Ocon completed a successful two-day test for Lotus F1 Team driving the team’s 2012 car, the E20. Esteban spoke to the Lotus website fresh out of the car…

Esteban, how did it feel to drive an F1 car for the first time?
Ocon: "The word that best describes my feeling is just 'quicker'! It felt faster everywhere on track. The E20 was great to drive, easy to handle and really stable. I really enjoyed it; it's a great car."

What went through your mind when you left the garage for the first time?
Ocon: "I was focused on my job and what I had to do. I didn't think things like 'I'm driving an F1 car!' or stressing about it. No, I was concentrating on the information my engineer was giving me and to keep doing what he said."

Is driving a Formula 1 car more complex than any other single-seater you have driven before?
Ocon: "It is very different and the procedures are a lot more complex. The team explained everything to me very well and made me feel very comfortable with everything. It all went perfectly and I got used to it very quickly."

How about the entourage of mechanics and engineers that were around you during these two days? Did it feel like you suddenly had a big team?
Ocon: "Certainly it was different. Everyone did a fantastic job during these two days. They all did everything to make me feel at ease in the team and I'm pleased to have had the opportunity to work with them."

What does this experience leave you with…
Ocon: "I've learnt a lot these last couple of days and I'm hoping to get the chance to drive with the team again soon!"

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