Force India driver Esteban Ocon still hasn’t any decision for next season. He lost his chance to stay in the team after Stroll’s father purchased Force India, which obviously means Lance will join the team in 2019.
A lot of people in social media blame Lance, arguing that he got this chance just thanks to money. But Ocon doesn’t think so, and also tried to explain people that his rival is absolutely deserve to take his place.
“Lance is my best mate in the paddock and we are in great relationships so long time. People think what was happen is his fault, but it’s not his fault or anything”, - said Ocon.
“Everybody in Formula 1 is working hard to be here. And Lance is working hard as much as I do to be in F1. Of course, we came from different background, but inside we have the same motivation, we have the same passion for the sport. So, all the hate in social media isn’t normal, I think it’s better to show your support”.
In the meantime Mercedes can’t help its protégé to find some solution to continue his career in Formula 1 championship. As Esteban says, the negotiation is in the process, but he can’t be sure in anything. Despite this, Ocon said he has a great support in Mercedes anyway, and sure they won’t leave him.
“I think my only good thing at the moment I have a great support from Mercedes. They will never let me go, they will push me to find solution”.