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The biggest loser from F1's explosive silly season
Less than a month ago, Esteban Ocon appeared a shoo-in for a 2019 Renault Formula 1 seat. The Mercedes junior now faces a desperate wait to see if any opportunities will come his way.
Formula 1's summer break was supposed to be the time when teams and drivers kicked back on the beach to recharge their batteries after an intense first half of the campaign.
But no sooner had F1's engines fallen silent after the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test, and factory doors at teams closed for the shutdown, than the driver market silly season exploded in unpredictable fashion.
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