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Esteban Ocon
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Why Ocon retains the approach forced on him by his “crazy journey”

Quick? Yes. Uncompromising? You better believe it. When your family sold their house so you could go racing, you’re not the kind
of kid who gives up easily – especially
when there’s a Mercedes drive in the wind. That’s why, when OLEG KARPOV visited Esteban Ocon
in the off-season, he didn’t find him
lounging on the beach…

Sitting in front of a monitor, Esteban Ocon stares intently ahead. On screen is something video game-like, and Ocon is in the process of zapping enemy vessels while trying to protect his own starship in the middle of the screen. The catch is – he’s only using his eyes.

The monitor is tracking his pupils – and everything that catches his gaze explodes in an instant. And there’s a twist: while Ocon must destroy the white enemy objects, he mustn’t attack the red ones, since they’re ‘friendlies’ and he’ll incur a penalty if they don’t make it to the starship.

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