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Who could replace Esteban Ocon at Alpine?

Who could replace Esteban Ocon at Alpine?

The announcement that Ocon will be out of his seat comes a week after the Frenchman caused a collision with his team-mate Pierre Gasly during the first lap of the Monaco Grand Prix. Alpine’s team principal Bruno Famin warned “there would be consequences”, with many expecting the team to have a driver line-up change for the Canadian Grand Prix 

It is understood that the decision to part ways with Ocon was not entirely based on the Monaco crash, but did impact the team’s final decision. The 27-year-old’s contract was set to expire at the end of this season, making his seat one of 10 that will be up for contention for 2025.

Ocon joined the then-Renault team in 2020, taking his only win the following year at the Hungarian GP and two further podium finishes during his time with the Enstone-based team. In an announcement on social media platform X, Ocon said : “I feel incredibly lucky and privileged to have achieved the things I did with this team, from my first podium to my first win in Formula 1. These achievements truly were dreams come true. “

Ocon has said he will announce his future plans “very soon” but will continue to drive for Alpine until the end of the year. His next move is unknown, although Haas is reportedly interested in Ocon as an experienced team-mate alongside the potential signing of rookie Ollie Bearman.

He is also understood to be considering a move to Sauber if Carlos Sainz decides to reject the offer from the soon-to-be Audi team. The outgoing Ferrari driver is currently weighing up several contract options, including Audi and Williams.

Although no official announcement has been made, Alpine will likely renew their contract with Ocon’s team-mate Pierre Gasly for the next season.

Who could replace Esteban Ocon at Alpine?

Alpine will now be looking at who can replace Esteban Ocon for the 2025 season. There are 10 seats still available across the grid, with many drivers’ contracts set to expire at the end of the year.

Jack Doohan

Current team: Alpine (reserve driver)
Best F2 Championship position: 3rd (2023)

Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

One of the most likely candidates to replace Ocon is the team’s reserve driver Jack Doohan. He made his single-seater debut in 2018 in the British F4 Championship, dovetailing his full season in British F4 with appearances in the Italian and ADAC Formula 4 championships that same year. He progressed into Asian F3 and Euroformula…

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