Ocon reacts after Russell's Williams move takes away 2019 hope
Esteban Ocon congratulated fellow Mercedes junior George Russell on his appointment at Williams, despite the move likely ending his hopes of lining up on the Formula 1 grid in 2019. Russell was confirmed as a Williams driver on a "multi-year" deal on Friday.
Ocon is set to lose his Force India seat to Lance Stroll when the Canadian leaves Williams to join the team his father now owns.
The Frenchman had been linked to Williams after potential moves to the likes of McLaren and Toro Rosso fell flat due to Mercedes' hesitance to free him from his Silver Arrows deal.
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