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Esteban Ocon: Young French driver on the fast track to F1 success

Updated 0842 GMT (1642 HKT) August 25, 2017
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Still only 20 years old, Esteban Ocon has impressed in his first full season in Formula One. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
The young Frenchman has finished in the points in 10 out of 11 races this year for his Force India team. Dan Mullan/Getty Images
Ocon won the GP3 title in 2015 -- here he is celebrating clinching the title at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. AFP/Getty Images
Before joining Force India for the 2017 season, Ocon tested for both Mercedes and Renault (pictured). Charles Coates/Getty Images
Ocon made his F1 debut at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix, competing for the Manor Racing team. The Frenchman replaced Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto for the second half of the season last year. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Despite having an uncompetitive car, Ocon finished 12th -- his highest placing in 2016 -- at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Ocon is now teammates with Mexico's Sergio Perez (right). The pair have helped Force India to fourth place in the constructors' title so far this season. Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images for Formula 1
This season, Ocon has a highest finish of fifth which he achieved at the Spanish Grand Prix in May. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Ocon's is determined to finish his first full season strongly, aiming for a podium finish at one of the remaining nine races this year. Mark Thompson/Getty Images