Esteban Ocon says he could give up on his dream of becoming world champion and look to a series other than Formula 1 if he does not return to the grid in 2020. Ocon was left without a drive after Lance Stroll supplanted him at Racing Point and moves to Renault, McLaren and Williams failed to materialise.
Mercedes junior Ocon will instead spend the coming year supporting Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas as the Silver Arrows third driver, as well as taking a development role in the simulator.
Toto Wolff has spoken of a confidence that the Frenchman will return to racing in two seasons' time, and reports have suggested that it could even be with Mercedes, if Bottas does not improve sufficiently on a winless 2018.
Although Ocon's goals remain F1 glory, he says he cannot wait forever for the chance.
"I want to be world champion one day. It's my goal and my dream," Ocon told Auto Hebdo.
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