Esteban Ocon has been confirmed to step in as last-minute cover for Daniel Juncadella in the season finale of DTM this weekend at Hockenheim.

The Spanish driver has been forced to pull out of the race weekend due to illness and the former European Formula 3 champion will step in for Juncadella in the Petronas Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM machine. Ocon currently operates as the official test and reserve driver for the Mercedes DTM squad which is expected to create a smooth transition.

This year Ocon graduated from European Formula 3 as champion while also acting as Formula 1 team's Lotus test driver. The French 19-year-old is enjoying another successful season and currently sits second in the GP3 Series, two points off leader Luca Ghiotto with two rounds remaining.

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