Ocon plays down Haas rumours

23-07-2019 08:11
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Ocon plays down Haas rumours

Esteban Ocon has insisted his main focus is securing a Formula 1 seat, rather than where he drives next season, playing down the possibility of him joining Haas.

Ocon has been linked with a drive at Haas in recent weeks, replacing one of Romain Grosjean or Kevin Magnussen if the constructor was to relieve one of their current drivers from their role. The Frenchman missed out on a drive in 2019 after he was replaced at SportPesa Racing Point by Lance Stroll.

With Haas' dreadful form and Ocon's desire to return to F1, the rumours have been rife but the Mercedes reserve driver is preferring to focus on getting back into the pinnacle of motorsport first.

"My goal is to find a seat as soon as possible, hope we find a solution," Ocon told RMC Sport.

"As long as it's about you, it's a good thing, he's having fun, it's all rumours, there's nothing confirmed, after, when everyone is talking about you, it shows that the middle of the F1 has not forgotten you.

"What interests me the most is already being able to drive in F1, to regain the taste of starting a Grand Prix."

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