Esteban Ocon wasn’t competing last season but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an exhausting year for the then-Mercedes reserve driver.

Racing from simulator to the track, Ocon spent a large part of last season travelling in order to fulfill all his commitments.

It was, quite simply, an exhausting year.

“I mean, the season I had was very very demanding,” he told Autosport.

“I was not sleeping for two days [at a time], it was quite crazy – the amount of travel I was doing, and the amount of hours I was doing in the simulator and then travelling to track, doing stuff for Mercedes.

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