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Mercedes reserve Ocon looking at busy race weekends

Esteban Ocon won't be on the grid in Melbourne, but his role as Mercedes' reserve and development driver will keep him busy in 2019. Ocon, viewed as one of Grand Prix racing's greatest talents, was collateral damage at the end of last season following the take-over of his former team, Force India, by a group of investors led by Lawrence Stroll. The billionaire logically opted to move his son, Lance Stroll, from Williams to the renamed Racing Point outfit, leaving Ocon without a drive. However, the Frenchman will have plenty of work to look forward to in his capacity as Mercedes' official development driver. He will also by the team's first choice as a replacement in the event that either...
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