Ocon tips Bottas vs Hamilton title fight

06-05-2019 13:26 | Updated: 06-05-2019 15:30
by Bobby Vincent
F1 News
Ocon tips Bottas vs Hamilton title fight

Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon believes his two colleagues Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will be the two battling out for the title this season.

The Silver Arrows have dominated the start of the 2019 season, with both drivers winning a couple of races each - with four one-two finishes for the reigning constructors' champions.

Ocon isn't driving in F1 this season, after losing his seat at Force India last season, and now he drivers as a simulation driver for Mercedes.

If Bottas was to have a repeat of last season's woes, then many had tipped the Frenchman to take his seat in 2020, but the Finn has started the campaign in tremendous fashion.

"The atmosphere is very good," Ocon said to Canal Plus. "It seems to me everyone is motivated by the opportunity of being part of such a strong team that every year sets new records.

"Of course, Lewis does not want to stay behind Valtteri, and he will try to get ahead of his team-mate and vice versa. I'm guessing their fight will continue until the end of the season."

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