The man who beat Verstappen

The man who beat Verstappen

As a rookie, Esteban Ocon beat Formula 1-bound Max Verstappen and DTM drivers Tom Blomqvist and Lucas Auer to the 2014 European Formula 3 title. So why's he only in GP3? MARCUS SIMMONS explains

The fate of Esteban Ocon has been one of the most convoluted stories of the motorsport off-season, and kind of represents in a nutshell the odd state the sport finds itself in.

For those of you who haven't followed this Anglo-French soap opera, he went from clinching the Formula 3 European Championship over Tom Blomqvist and Max Verstappen in October last year, to making his Formula 1 Friday-practice debut with Lotus at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, to testing with the DAMS GP2 team, to... racing in GP3.

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