Esteban Ocon Pokes Fun at Overdramatic F1 2021 Game

Published 08/09/2021, 7:40 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 29, 2021 Alpine’s Esteban Ocon attends a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys


After the conclusion of the Hungarian GP, Formula 1 enters the summer break. The F1 drivers are in a relaxed mode, with the next race at Belgian Grand Prix is to be held in three weeks’ time. In the meantime, drivers spend quality time with their families and go on vacations. Recently, Hungarian GP winner Esteban Ocon was spotted playing video games.

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The Frenchman shared a video from his official Instagram account, in which he was observed playing F1 2021 story mode. In the game, Ocon was holding Devon Butler (a fictional character) back, which was a bit overdramatic. The Alpine driver took the opportunity and made fun of the game, writing, “What is this Formula 1 game?!” (with a laughing emoji)

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Ricciardo is happy for Esteban Ocon after his maiden victory in F1

Esteban Ocon started the Hungarian GP rock P8. However, after the first lap mayhem, the Frenchman got the opportunity to lead the race, which he held for almost all 70 laps. The Frenchman showed massive resilience to beat Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton to secure his maiden F1 victory.

Meanwhile, McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo was delighted after Esteban Ocon secured his Maiden Formula 1 victory at Budapest.

“The first victory is special. The emotions are strong and especially after a race like that, it’s crazy,” said Daniel Ricciardo.

“There are huge sensations and obviously, I’m happy for him because the experience of winning an F1 grand prix is something we dream of all our lives as drivers. He got his first Formula 1 win, which I’m sure he’s been dreaming of since he was five or six years old.” (Quotes translated via google)

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Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021. Alpine’s Esteban Ocon celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/David W Cerny TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.

“When you’ve worked pretty much all your life for this, I’m glad that at least someone can make the most of this opportunity. For that, I’m glad he won. I’m glad it’s another first-time winner, it’s nice to see.”

Esteban Ocon currently sits P10 in the driver’s championship, just one point ahead of his teammate, Fernando Alonso.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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