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Ocon disappointed after 'worst race of F1 career'

  • Published on 29 Oct 2018 15:23
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Esteban Ocon has described the Mexican Grand Prix as the worst race of his Formula 1 career. The Frenchman made contact with Nico Hulkenberg on lap one and destroyed his front wing, which meant he had to pit for another set of the super soft tyres.

However, the red-walled compound wouldn't make it to the end which meant he had to make another stop midway through the race. The Mercedes junior also had some issues with his car, but managed to get to the end, crossing the line outside the points in 11th.

"This has been probably the worst race of my whole Formula 1 career so far," said Ocon. "Nothing went our way and it’s just been a terrible afternoon. I made a very good start, managed to pass the two Saubers on the run down to Turn 1, but that’s pretty much the only positive to take from the race.

"I went alongside Nico [Hulkenberg] in turn three but I saw he was going to turn in. I braked to avoid a collision, but we still made contact and it broke my front wing. I had to pit at the end of the first lap and my race was effectively over. It’s a shame because we had a good strategy and a fast car, but it was not our day. Let’s just forget about this race and come back stronger in Brazil."

Ocon is set to lose his Formula 1 seat for 2019 as Force India will announce Lance Stroll after Ocon confirms his plans for next year. Mercedes is currently trying to work on a deal with Williams, however the Silver Arrows' boss Toto Wolff has said that his chances do not look great.

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  • If this was your worst race, then I wanna see your best, because it wasnt really an abysmal race. Just a bit "meh", and a bit too involved in incidents.

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    • Oct 29 2018 - 20:03
    • I think it's a bit of histrionics for that very purpose... I think he knows now that he won't have a drive for next year and needs to leave on a high note. Remind people that he has more than enough talent to be on the grid.

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      • Oct 29 2018 - 21:25
    • And he is talented enough to deserve a seat IMO.

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      • Oct 30 2018 - 16:32

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