Esteban Ocon’s adjustment to life with Renault in Formula 1 has continued with the completion of a seat fit in the team’s 2020 car.

After spending a year off the grid in a reserve role with Mercedes, Ocon will make a full-time return in F1 this season after signing for Renault as Nico Hulkenberg’s replacement.

Ocon has history with the Enstone-based operation, having previously been linked to the old Lotus team, and made four free practice appearances for Renault in 2016.

The Frenchman has been getting used to life back with the team, which released a video of him completing a seat fit in the 2020 chassis on Friday.

The video shows some of the adjustments that must be made to ensure the driver is as comfortable as possible when in the car, with Ocon asking for one particular change after a good initial fit.

Ocon will be tasked with trying to help Renault bounce back from a disappointing 2019 campaign that saw it slip to fifth in the constructors' championship, having led the midfield the year before.

The former Manor and Force India racer will be partnering seven-time grand prix winner Daniel Ricciardo this year, who failed to record a podium finish through 2019, scoring a best finish of fourth at the Italian Grand Prix.

Ocon's first appearance behind the wheel of Renault's 2020 car will come in pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in February.

 

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