Esteban ocon net worth: Esteban José Jean-Pierre Ocon-Khelfane (born 17 September 1996) is a French racing driver who competes for Alpine in Formula One.
He currently competes in Formula One and has driven for the Sahara Force India F1 team since 2016 after progressing through the junior categories of motor sport, most prominently in GP3 and as a test driver for Renault.
##esteban ocon salary/earnings per year: $2M
His annual income from 2017-2018 is known to be $2 million thanks to competing as part of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport team where he’s been signed on as an ‘affiliated driver’. This means that he works alongside them as a part of their development program but doesn’t full time with them.
He was signed to this contract after impressing Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff during a meeting between the two in which Ocon swept the floor with all of his competition. The interesting thing here is that he didn’t even have a seat for 2016–he had to convince them by racing in DTM and working as a test driver. He then went on to race for ART Grand Prix and has since been competing alongside former F1 Champion, Jenson Button.
Esteban Ocon’s net worth will surely be increasing as we speak thanks to his 2 year old deal with Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, who are currently ranked 1st out of 22 teams in Formula 1 as of 2016-2017. While it may seem like he’s not gaining much from this deal, we can expect to see his career sky rocket and along with it–his income.
That is to say that you should always take sponsorship deals into consideration when looking at a driver’s net worth. If Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport were willing to pay Ocon $2 million per year just because they want him around in the development program without having previous experience in F1, then what will they do when he starts winning races? Who knows what kind of money will be thrown around once he competes full time for them and showcases his abilities even further–and if history has taught us anything about professional sports money, it’s that things only get crazier and bigger as you climb the ranks.
##esteban ocon salary/earnings per race: currently unknown, but is estimated to be around $262K – $350K
All eyes will be on Ocon as he competes in his first full season of Formula 1 in 2017, where he will partner Esteban Windows for the Sahara Force India F1 team. This means that there are now two young guns trying to make a name for themselves with some very experienced veterans ahead of them. We won’t know how much he earns per race until the beginning of the 2017 season, but what we do know is that this is an excellent opportunity for him due to his 2 year old contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport–and hopefully he delivers on his part of the deal.
Esteban Ocon’s net worth has been climbing steadily since he started competing in GP3–a series that is considered to be a feeder into F1, where reaching the top 10 will get you noticed by some of the bigger teams.
While this may not have resulted in an actual contract with them yet, it absolutely was enough for Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport to recognize his talent and give him a chance at furthering his career by being signed onto their development program while also reaching out to ART Grand Prix so that he can race alongside Jenson Button (one of the best Formula 1 drivers ever) without having any prior experience in single seaters.
Not many 20 year olds can say that they drove the same car as Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, but Esteban Ocon can.
We can expect his net worth to continue to grow steadily over the next several years if he continues on this path and we’ll be sure to update this article once we have a better picture of what kind of money he’s banking each year. Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see how well he does in 2017–if Ocon impresses–expect Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport to start throwing around some big bucks as they attempt to keep him at their team long term!