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Formula One: Esteban Ocon extends Force India deal

Esteban Ocon will be partnered at Force India Formula One team next year by Mexican Sergio Perez, who extended his own contract on Sunday

other sports Updated: Sep 19, 2017 20:24 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, London
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Force India Formula One team drivers Sergio Perez of Mexico (left) and Esteban Ocon of France.(Getty Images)

France’s Esteban Ocon announced Tuesday that he had extended his contract with Force India Formule One team for next season.

“It’s official, and I can say that I’m very happy to stay with @forceindiaF1 @mercedesamg for 2018!” the 21-year-old tweeted.

Esteban Ocon will again be partnered at Force India next year by Mexican Sergio Perez, who extended his own contract on Sunday.

Perez and Ocon have had their differences and this season they became embroiled in a row over team orders, and collided at both Azerbaijan and Belgium, before burying the hatchet.

At Belgian GP, Ocon had accused Perez of trying to “kill” him as he squeezed him towards the wall.

The team management has made its thoughts clear on the duo and told them to respect each other and the team position in the Italian Grand Prix.

Perez is Force India’s most successful driver to date with four podiums.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 20:24 IST