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Mercedes will 'fade out' Ocon ahead of Renault move

Esteban Ocon will be "faded out" of duties with Mercedes, says team principal Toto Wolff, as he nears a 2020 switch to Renault. Ocon will fledge the nest at Mercedes next year, cutting ties with the Silver Arrows after four years I the team's driver programme to sign a two-year deal with Renault. Article continues under video Having dropped off the F1 grid this year as seats at Racing Point and Renault vanished from underneath him, Ocon has spent this year as Mercedes' reserve and development driver. Part of his role has included logging many hours in the simulator around races to tweak and perfect set-up for Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. Wolff says Ocon will remain pivotal...
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