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Ocon hopes to sort future out before F1 summer break

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French Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon said on Thursday he hoped to have his future sorted before the sport’s August break and he was not waiting for Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz to decide where to race.

Ocon’s departure from Renault-owned Alpine has been announced already and he has been linked most strongly in media speculation to the U.S.-owned Haas team, but also Williams and Sauber.

Sainz is seen as a key to unlock the market, the Spaniard looking for a seat after Ferrari moved to replace him with Mercedes’ seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton from 2025.

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The Spaniard is of interest to Sauber, who will become Audi in 2026, Alpine and Williams.

“It has nothing to do with me what Carlos is doing, basically,” Ocon told reporters at the British Grand Prix when asked about his future.

“We are managing our own things… things are going well and I should be, you know, able to speak more in a couple of races.”

Asked if that would be before the summer break, he replied “hopefully”.

Ocon is currently 17th in the 2024 F1 Drivers’ Championship having scored three points. Teammate Pierre Gasly, whose contract with Alpine was recently renewed, is 15th with six points. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin)