Manor's Ocon reveals car number ahead of F1 debut
New Manor signing Esteban Ocon has selected #31 as his permanent car number ahead of his Formula 1 debut in Belgium later this month.
From the beginning of 2014, all F1 drivers were asked to select a number that they would carry throughout their Formula 1 careers. The reigning champion, however, always has the option to use #1 on his car.
Ocon, who won the GP3 championship in 2013, has selected #31, Manor earlier revealed on Instagram.
The Frenchman has chosen #31 as he won won his first national title, the 2007 French Minime Championship, with #31 adorning his kart. He tweeted...
The 19-year-old previously used #45 during his free practice outings with Renault.
Ocon, a member of the Mercedes driver development programme, replaces Indonesia’s Rio Haryanto at Manor from the next round at Spa, who ran out of budget to see out the season.
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