Ocon, after debuting with Renault: "The engine has impressed me"

The French valued in a very positive way the 77 laps that completed the layout of Yas Marina: "First impressions have been good."


77 laps. More than 420 kilometers. This is the distance that Esteban Ocon has completed on Tuesday at the wheel of the Renault RS19 in his debut in the Formula 1 World Championship with the Enstone team.

Ocon, which is being able to participate in the Abu Dhabi 2019 Grand Prix post tests with the diamond mark after reaching an agreement with Mercedes, has highlighted the warm welcome that the whole team has given as well as the good feelings that the yellow car on the Yas Marina layout, with the performance of the Viry-Châtillon power unit standing out in this regard.

"It was a very exciting first day with Renault. I started to see how the RS19 behaved and I was getting closer and closer to the limit as the laps progressed. It was a great feeling to be back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car The team has given me a warm welcome.The first impressions have been good, it has also been a good experience with the tires of 2020, but there are always things to improve.The engine has impressed me.It is something new for me, it has good power. We have a solid base to continue tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it, "said the young Évreux rider.

It should be remembered that the French propeller incorporated a notable advance in power (53 horses) this past winter that was highly praised by McLaren, but the lack of continuity of this progress and various reliability problems suffered at some key moments of the season ended up causing the divorce between British and French that will take place at the end of 2020.



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