CoTA is "a good track for fighting" - Ocon

17-10-2018 16:11
by Bobby Vincent
CoTA is a good track for fighting - Ocon

Esteban Ocon is fired up for this weekend's race in Austin, with the Frenchman describing the Circuit of the Americas as a "good track for fighting", as he looks to continue his Formula One career next season.

The current Force India driver is almost certainly set to be replaced by Lance Stroll at any point in the near future.

Ocon will then be left without a seat and with not too many options left for the French driver, it looks like he may have to look elsewhere to pursue his motorsport career.

Esteban is on a rich vein of form currently, with four points finishes in his last five grands prix, and Ocon is determined to continue his momentum as he looks to impress literally anybody who will take him on next season.

"Austin is a fantastic track and it features lots of nice bits from other circuits combined into one," Ocon told The Checkered Flag. "You have a first sector that looks like Suzuka and a tight section that reminds me of Mexico: it's a good track for fighting, with some quick corners and some chances to overtake.

"Turn 1 and the left hander at the end of the back straight are quite good opportunities."

Ocon described the first sector as his favourite section of the track.

"The first sector is my favourite section," Ocon revealed. "It's very quick, very technical and in the 'Esses' you need to position the car well otherwise you end up losing time in all the following corners.

"It's good fun, but so tricky to get right. Setting the car up is a big challenge. You need a car you can trust in the quick sections and a good car in the slow section - not an easy compromise."

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