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Ocon: Verstappen's F1 promotion hard to take

Esteban Ocon beat Max Verstappen to the F3 European title in 2014, so he found it 'difficult to swallow' when Verstappen was promoted to F1. When he debuted for Toro Rosso in 2015 at just 17 years old, Verstappen became the youngest F1 driver of all time. But the year before that Ocon had beaten him to the F3 European title, yet the Frenchman had to wait until the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix to make his debut. Both drivers are part of the F1 grid for 2020. “I think the first time I raced with Max Verstappen was in 2010,' he wrote on the F1 website. “It was a tough year for me transitioning into international racing. Karting is very tough anyway. I was alone with my dad pretty much fighting...
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