Esteban Ocon says that he has no regrets as his Formula 1 career is set to come to halt after the 2018 season. The Frenchman will likely leave Force India to be replaced by Lance Stroll, whose father purchased the team over the summer break.
Ocon was linked to both Renault and McLaren for 2019, however both deals fell through as they opted to sign Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris respectively. The 22-year-old has raced for Force India since the start of 2017 season, scoring points on a regular basis.
"I am disappointed that other factors are taking precedence over results," Ocon told France's Auto Hebdo. "I'm disappointed that two months ago we had two strong options and we have nothing today."
With Ocon's career being managed by Mercedes, the F1 boss of the Silver Arrows Toto Wolff is "100% confident" that Ocon will have a future career in F1. But for now, it appears that he will have to sit on the sidelines.
"If I did it again, I wouldn't change any of the decisions made," he said. "I've gone through it 100 times in my head and I always come to the conclusion that based on the information we had, we made the right decision. It was impossible to see how things would turn against me as they did.
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