Saward: Ocon to Renault, Hulkenberg to Haas

23-07-2019 09:48
by Joseph Tyrrell
Saward: Ocon to Renault, Hulkenberg to Haas

The silly season is well and truly underway, and there's been another turn in the Haas and Ocon rumour, this time linking Hulkenberg to Haas and Ocon replacing him at Renault.

Hulkenberg is in his third season at Renault but his future is up in the air and has in the past been linked with a move to Red Bull in place of Pierre Gasly. Ocon meanwhile was left without a seat for the 2019 season after missing out when Lawrence Stroll brought his son Lance to SportPesa Racing Point.

With Haas in turmoil, there has been lots of speculation regarding both of their drivers' future. Ocon was linked with a seat at the constructor after their drivers clashed at Silverstone. However, Joe Saward has given a possible remedy to their lineup, suggesting Renault could get their Frenchman and Hulkenberg could make the move to Haas.

"I don't think Grosjean will be out of Haas before the end of the season, or he must make it crazy by driving into Magnussen again," Saward told the Missed Apex podcast.

“The problem is that if you fire Grosjean you must have a better replacement. I heard wild stories about Emerson Fittipaldi Jr., but he doesn't even have a super license yet.

“Esteban Ocon will not go to Haas. He is waiting for a seat at Mercedes and will not want to waste his time with Haas F1. It is more likely that Nico Hulkenberg will replace Grosjean at the end of the season and that Ocon will fill the gap with Renault that the German leaves behind."

Where will the next turn in this saga take us next? Will Ocon move to Renault or will he even be in a seat next season? Have you say on this rumour on the poll below!

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