Christian Horner believes that Esteban Ocon would definitely be in F1 in 2019 if Toto Wolff got his chequebook out.

The Red Bull team boss likened the situation to their own, when Red Bull bought out the old Minardi team in the mid 2000s, creating Toro Rosso.

Horner believes that the Mercedes boss should do the same, with the possibility of buying Williams to give Ocon a seat for next year.

“We have invested in a team and I am sure if Toto [Wolff] writes a cheque I am sure he could get a seat at Williams,” Horner said.

“There are three super talented kids, and two very strong ones I think in [Esteban] Ocon, it would be great to see him stay in Formula 1, and George Russell.

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