Force India stayed a routine best-of-the-rest competitor in 2018 but fell into government throughout the entire year and had to be reborn under new ownership because of new entity, now called Racing Point.
“It’s a massive gap to fill but they are going to make a step forward, which is for sure,” Ocon told Motorsport.com.
“Resources have consistently been the problem, also there’ll be less of this dilemma next 12 months.
The joint points total of both Force India entries in 2018 fell just short of beating Renault to an theoretical fourth place finish in the constructors’ championship and has been less than last year as a result of a slow beginning and also increased rivalry in the midfield.
Ocon considers Force India’s work ethic and development art will be vital weapons, using turned its 2018 challenger from”a extremely tough car to drive” in pre season testing to the fourth-fastest in the grid in the 2nd half the year.
“I was very impressed, as I was last year, only [by] the understanding of this team and the motivation that they need for results,” said Ocon. “That is possibly the biggest thing.
“They are famished. This makes the variance. They don’t really count those hours.
“an examplethey flew straight back from Mexico and came in like 2am in the UK and the following morning I was there, in 8am, in addition to the jet lag, and we were working on the sim.
“individuals were destroyed, I was , however we were already working. This is exactly why we’re so aggressive, even when we do not have the resources.
“Likely with the resources it will likely be a good deal easier for them.”