||17 September 1996
|| Évreux, France
Esteban Ocon sealed his first major single-seater title when he became the FIA European Formula 3 Champion in 2014.
The Frenchman enjoyed a dominant year in this most competitive of formulae, taking nine race wins en route to the title in his rookie season. Along the way he defeated a wealth of driving talent including Max Verstappen, who has been signed up to race in Formula 1 for Toro Rosso in 2015.
The performance has put the young Ocon – who began karting in 2006 – in the frame for his own step up to the top echelon. Late in 2014 he impressed the sport’s bigwigs during tests for both Lotus F1 Team in Valencia and Scuderia Ferrari at Fiorano – all at the age of 18.
Now Ocon will have an early chance to take on some of the greats of motor sport as he makes his Race Of Champions debut in Barbados. He will also partner reigning Champion of Champions Romain Grosjean for Team France in the ROC Nations Cup.
- 2014 FIA European Formula 3 Champion
- Formula 1 tests for Scuderia Ferrari and Lotus F1 Team
- Began karting career in 2006 aged nine
2014 Made debut in World Series by Renault
2012 Single-seater debut in Formula Renault 2.0
2011 French KF3 Karting champion, runner-up in WSK Euro Series
2007 French Minime Karting champion
2014 will be Esteban’s first appearance at the Race Of Champions