Ocon extends contract with Alpine F1 until 2024

Esteban Ocon of the Alpine F1 Team has extended his ongoing contract with the team until the 2024 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season.

Ocon has extended his contract by three years which will mark a total of five years at the Renault/Alpine outfit.

The 24-year-old Frenchman said in a press statement: “I’m delighted to continue with the team beyond this year and it’s a fantastic feeling to secure my future with Alpine.

“We’ve been progressing well together since I joined the team and I aim to continue that journey going forward.

“There are great challenges ahead of us, especially with the new regulations in 2022. I’m sure we can hit our targets by working hard together and continuing the story.”

The 2015 GP3 Champion made his F1 debut at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix for Manor and as a replacement for Rio Haryanto.

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From 2017 to 2019, he competed at the former Force India F1 Team alongside Sergio Perez.

He was then put to a Mercedes F1 reserve duty in 2019 after the team came to terms with their financial circumstances and Lawrence Stroll brought the team.

“I often think back to the Sakhir Grand Prix last year with the podium, and it motivates me to create more special memories like that.

“I’m really looking forward to the next chapter but, for now, we’re very much focused on this season and taking each race as it comes.”

After a year out in 2019, Ocon partnered Daniel Ricciardo for 2020 having securing a memorable career-best P2 finish in Bahrain.

He has out-qualified two-time champion Fernando Alonso on four occasions so far this year and sits one point ahead in the standings.

With his teammate’s contract lasting until 2022, it is unknown as to who will partner Ocon into the new era of F1.