Formula E
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
R
Marrakesh E-prix
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
Next event in
9 days
Formula 1 MotoGP
05 Mar
-
08 Mar
FP1 in
18 days
R
Thailand GP
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
30 days
NASCAR Cup
08 Feb
-
16 Feb
Monday Race in
13 Hours
:
13 Minutes
:
56 Seconds
R
Las Vegas
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
First Practice in
4 days
IndyCar
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
24 days
R
Birmingham
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
45 days
WEC
22 Feb
-
23 Feb
FP1 in
5 days
18 Mar
-
20 Mar
Next event in
29 days

Ocon replaces Juncadella for DTM finale at Hockenheim

shares
comments
Ocon replaces Juncadella for DTM finale at Hockenheim
By:
Oct 16, 2015, 11:02 AM

Mercedes DTM squad has announced a last-minute change in its driver line-up for the season finale at Hockenheim, with GP3 driver Esteban Ocon stepping in for Dani Juncadella.

Esteban Ocon, Testdriver Mercedes Benz ART Grand Prix
Esteban Ocon, ART Grand Prix
Daniel Juncadella, Mücke Motorsport DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé
Daniel Juncadella, Mücke Motorsport DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé
Daniel Juncadella, Mücke Motorsport Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM
Polesitter Esteban Ocon, ART Grand Prix

Ocon, 19, was signed on as Mercedes' test and reserve driver in DTM after winning the European F3 title in 2014.

He will take over in Juncadella's Mucke Motorsport car, lining up alongside Maximilian Gotz.

The Frenchman is currently competing for the GP3 crown and is on a streak of nine consecutive runner-up finishes, which sees him two points off series leader Luca Ghiotto with two rounds to go.

Mercedes has cited "illness" as the reason for Juncadella's absence.

The Barcelona native, who himself was a European F3 champion back in 2012, is currently 20th in his third season in DTM.

Ocon is the second junior driver to be called up to the DTM midway through this season, with F3 driver Antonio Giovinazzi having gotten the nod from Audi to replace the replaced Timo Scheider at Moscow.

Next article
Ekstrom relying on Wehrlein to hit trouble at Hockenheim

Previous article

Ekstrom relying on Wehrlein to hit trouble at Hockenheim

Next article

Wehrlein: “Quite a lot has to go wrong” to lose DTM title

Wehrlein: “Quite a lot has to go wrong” to lose DTM title
Load comments