Ocon set for Silverstone FP1 run-out with Renault

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2015 GP3 Series champion Esteban Ocon will take part in first practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday with Renault.

Mercedes junior Ocon was loaned to Renault for the 2016 season, working as the French manufacturer’s reserve driver and making his first practice appearance in Spain.

Ocon also conducted running in the post-Spanish Grand Prix test, and will now get another chance to impress in tomorrow’s FP1 session at Silverstone.

Ocon is balancing his Renault commitments with a drive for Mercedes in DTM, where he has recorded a best finish of 13th in the opening eight races.