Esteban Ocon has signed a three-year extension to his contract with the Alpine F1 team, meaning he’ll stay with the Enstone-team until at least 2024.
The 24-year-old Frenchman, who joined the then-named Renault for the 2020 season, made his debut with the Manor F1 team in 2016 before switching to Force India and latterly Racing Point for the ’17 and ’18 seasons. He was then forced onto the sidelines in 2019, taking up a role as Mercedes’ reserve driver.
“I’m delighted to continue with the team beyond this year and it’s a fantastic feeling to secure my future with Alpine,” said Ocon. “We’ve been progressing well together since I joined the team and I aim to continue that journey going forward. There are great challenges ahead of us, especially with the new regulations in 2022. I’m sure we can hit our targets by working hard together and continuing the story. I often think back to the Sakhir Grand Prix last year with the podium, and it motivates me to create more special memories like that. I’m really looking forward to the next chapter but, for now, we’re very much focused on this season and taking each race as it comes.”