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Esteban Ocon vs. Pascal Wehrlein: A Preview of the 2020 F1 Championship Battle?

With the announcement that Esteban Ocon will replace Rio Haryanto for the final nine races of the Formula One season, the Manor team is about to host what could be a preview of the 2020 (or so) world championship battle. Ocon, a 19-year-old Frenchman, will square off against fellow rookie Pascal Wehrlein, another rising star who has wasted no time proving he belongs at the sport's highest level. Both young men are Mercedes proteges, and, if their careers continue along their current trajectories, either or both would be potential replacements whenever Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg move on. For this year, though, while all eyes will be on the Hamilton-Rosberg battle for the championship, Ocon vs. Wehrlein has the potential to be a fantasti...

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