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Ocon on rivalry with Leclerc: 'We had big battles'

Esteban Ocon, after spending a year on the sidelines as a Mercedes test driver, will return to the starting grid of Formula 1 with Renault in 2020. The Frenchman talks about his first meetings with Charles Leclerc and Anthoine Hubert in a column on the official website of Formula 1. Champion of the North "In 2004 and 2005, I became mini kart champion in the north of France and there was a kid called Charles Leclerc who was champion in the south. I had heard of Charles, but knew very little about him", says Ocon. Ocon says he first met Charles at a big kart race called the French Cup on the Magny Cours circuit. All regions of France met there. "Charles and I were fighting in...
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