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Ocon: F1 excitement level ‘can overtake football'

Esteban Ocon believes that if F1 can produce even closer racing throughout the field, it could 'overtake football in terms of excitement'. He said the sport has made “fantastic” progress in becoming more entertaining in recent seasons, with 2021 being a year-long success due to the tight title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. That drama has gained a new audience for Formula 1, with the overall fanbase expanding in part due to the influence of Netflix's popular Drive to Survive series. Behind Mercedes and Red Bull the rest of the midfield also grew closer together, evidenced by Ocon taking his first win in Formula 1 in Hungary and 13 drivers out of 20 having appeared on...
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