Ocon to Renault? Wolff challenges Abiteboul to be a gentleman
Toto Wolff says Cyril Abiteboul must "restore his gentleman image" amid suggestions that Esteban Ocon will find a seat with Renault in 2020. Wolff had agreed for Mercedes junior Ocon to join Renault this year, but Abiteboul reneged on the agreement when the chance to sign Daniel Ricciardo arose.
Ocon was left without a race seat for 2019, with Lance Stroll filling the seat he had occupied at Racing Point in its former guise as Force India.
The Frenchman has served as the Silver Arrows reserve driver this year, but recently revealed that talks over a return to the grid in 2020 had begun.
It has been reported that a move to Renault is once again on the cards, with Nico Hulkenberg's contract expiring at the end of the year.
Abiteboul recently revealed that Renault hold an extension option in Hulkenberg's deal, but said the team's options remain open.
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