Ocon news to be confirmed on Thursday

Ocon expected to be confirmed today
Ocon expected to be confirmed today

(GMM) On the heels of Bottas just being confirmed at Mercedes, it is believed that Esteban Ocon's move to Renault for 2020 will be announced today as well.

Italy's Corriere della Sera claims Mercedes boss Toto Wolff actually wanted Ocon to replace Bottas, but was out-voted not only by multiple team engineers but also Hamilton.

Likely Renault refugee Nico Hulkenberg's rumored move to Haas or Alfa Romeo (per AR1.com sources) next year will reportedly have to wait a week, until the world of Formula 1 moves on to Monza.

Ahead of Spa, Hulkenberg said of Renault's 2019 season: "These next two back-to-back races are almost a make or break for our season."

For 2020, the German is said to be replacing Haas' Romain Grosjean, who may have to accept an offer from Formula E.

"Except to say that Hulk is king of the rumors, I do not have any comment," Frenchman Grosjean said.

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