With Esteban Ocon replacing Nico Hulkenberg at Force India, the Frenchman has recently admitted in an interview with the media that he has big shoes to fill going into the 2017 season.
Despite only having half a season in Formula 1 under his belt, the 20-year-old expressed his excitement of working with Sergio Perez at the Silverstone-based outfit.
In his interview with the media earlier this week, Ocon is truly grateful to Force India for having confidence in him despite in his inexperience in the sport. Ocon stated the following:-
‘They [Force India] believe in me, they think we can achieve great things together, and they want a strong driver to replace Nico, which is a tough task, but I will do my best to replace him the best way possible.
‘Coming with not a lot of experience halfway through the season was very hard. Probably my progress was a good point, and I also tested with Force India back in 2015, and the test was great.
‘I remember being P2, just behind the Mercedes, and it was a hard day – raining, drying, so I remember a great test, great memories, and the team welcomed me well back then.’