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Manor's Ocon reveals car number ahead of F1 debut

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Manor's Ocon reveals car number ahead of F1 debut
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Aug 15, 2016, 2:03 PM

New Manor signing Esteban Ocon has selected #31 as his permanent car number ahead of his Formula 1 debut in Belgium later this month.

Esteban Ocon, Manor Racing
Esteban Ocon, Renault Sport F1 Team Test Driver with Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren Test and Reserve Driver
Esteban Ocon, Renault Sport F1 Team R16 Test Driver

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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Series Formula 1
Drivers Esteban Ocon
Author Rachit Thukral