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Ocon: Less and less chance I will be on 2019 F1 grid

Speaking to reporters ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, Esteban Ocon said his hopes of securing a 2019 Formula 1 race seat were fading but he had not discussed breaking the Mercedes ties that are limiting his immediate options. The 21-year-old Force India driver is highly rated by reigning world champions Mercedes, who see him as a future winner, but they have no vacancy in their factory team. Ocon now looks set to lose his seat to Canadian Lance Stroll after the Williams driver’s billionaire father took control of Force India last month. “There are still hopes, yes, but less and less as you know,” Ocon, who has outqualified his experienced Mexican team mate Sergio Perez regularly...
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