JUNE 17, 2024

Ocon not ready to announce 2025 Haas move

Esteban Ocon is not ready to confirm that his Formula 1 future looks secure for 2025.

Esteban Ocon, Canadian GP 2024
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The Frenchman's relationship with Alpine has soured just as his contract is set to expire, but he is being strongly linked with a move to Haas to replace Nico Hulkenberg.

However, Ocon said at Le Mans as he supported Alpine's world endurance championship team featuring Mick Schumacher: In Formula 1, you never know.

Haas, though, openly admits that the 27-year-old is a serious option for 2025 and beyond.

It's likely that Ocon has been holding out for a better option, especially as Mercedes boss Toto Wolff heads his personal management. But Wolff declared in Montreal that young drivers are the future of Mercedes - a clear sign that it will be Kimi Antonelli, 17, who replaces Lewis Hamilton.

As I said, you never know what will happen in Formula 1, Ocon is quoted as saying by Speed Week at Le Mans. "But I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead.

I still have 15 races ahead of me this season, and it's important to do a good job and come to the races motivated, as I always have been, and to enjoy what I do.

He also insisted that despite being trackside at Le Mans, he is not thinking about a move into top-line endurance racing.

My goal is Formula 1, that's clear, said Ocon. That's where I enjoy being.