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October 30th 2017
Mercedes' current star [Hamilton] may have been taking all the plaudits post-race but boy do they have a star in the making in Esteban Ocon. The 21-year-old put in a stunning Qualifying lap to line up sixth on the grid, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull and almost four tenths up on Force India team-mate Sergio Perez.
Ocon made a brilliant start and took advantage of Vettel and Hamilton's contact to be running third for the first third of the race. However, the VSC denied him the chance to fight for the final podium spot as he was the main man to lose out with Raikkonen getting the jump on him and Vettel then coasting by at the end on fresher tyres. But that maiden podium is surely not far away.
"What a star he is turning into. He's been super reliable and consistent and is now adding speed to that," said Sky F1's Martin Brundle.
"It's hard to believe he's a rookie," added 1996 world champion Damon Hill.
Rating out of ten: 9.5
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