Esteban Ocon on "very hard" simulator work for Mercedes

24-08-2019 19:17
by Louis Shaw
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Esteban Ocon on very hard simulator work for Mercedes

Esteban Ocon has spent this season as a reserve driver for Mercedes and has been spending a lot of time driving in the simulator. The French driver believes that this will make him a better driver out on track for next season.  

“The only job I have to do is to perform properly from what the team wants in the simulator," Ocon said to the official F1 website. "At the moment, that’s what I’m doing. We had a lot of discussions on what I should do and where I should improve and if the guys were happy.

"From the amount of driving and hours I do, I’m definitely taking a lot of knowledge from that. Also as a driver, it’s going to help me with focus. I do so many hours at different times of the day. We’re looking for between one or two-tenths during more than 200 laps. It’s very hard, but it’s good and I’m happy I’m doing it.”

Ocon has not had a year off! He's been busy working with Mercedes and will hope that he has not lost his edge after a year of no racing. 

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