Esteban Ocon’s Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
Esteban Ocon got the short end of the stick at the end of the 2018 season. The Frenchman took up karting in 2006 and only progressed from there.
In 2012, he joined the Formula Renault 2.0 Championship and raced there for two years. Then, in 2014, he went up to the Formula Renault 3.5 series for two races. In the same year, he raced in the European Formula 3 championship. Also, he was appointed as the test driver for Lotus F1.
A year later, he joined the GP3 Series and became a test driver for Sahara Force India. Finally, in 2016, he got his big break when he was called up by the Manor team to replace Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto.
For the next two years, Ocon partnered Sergio Perez at Force India, later renamed to Racing Point.
In his first season in European Formula 3, he proved his mettle straightaway by grabbing a podium in the first race. He followed it up with a win in the next race. From Race 2 in Hockenheim, he registered a podium streak of eight races. Overall, he won the championship with nine wins and 12 podiums.
In GP3, he took the championship again and he did not finish lower than 7th. Ocon bagged one win and 13 podiums on his way to the title, beating Luca Ghioto.
Coming to Ocon’s F1 stint, he had a record 27-race finishing streak. Sadly, it was broken in Brazil 2017 after Romain Grosjean collided with him. He went on to finish 8th in the 2017 championship.
In 2018, he ended the season in 12th place and his performance was not enough to warrant a seat anywhere. Fortunately, Mercedes snapped him up and made him their reserve driver. Now, Valtteri Bottas has to be sure to perform well because Ocon will be lurking in the background.
Esteban Ocon’s Endorsements
Ocon is sponsored by BWT, the title sponsor of Force India prior to their rebranding.