Esteban Ocon will remain Alpine's driver for another three years.

The Frenchman, who has never won a race in Formula 1, extended his expiring contract on Wednesday until 2024.

France's Alpine announces the news a few days before the start of the French Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard circuit, the home race of the car manufacturer and Ocon.

The 24-year-old Ocon made his debut in Formula 1 in 2016 at the age of twenty as a driver for Renault, the predecessor of Alpine.

The following year he transferred to Force India, but that stay was limited to two years.

After a year as Mercedes' reserve driver, he returned to Renault in 2020.

In his 73 Grands Prix in Formula 1, Ocon has never won.

His best finish is second place at the 2020 Sakhir GP. It is also his only podium finish.

He scored a total of 210 points.

This season he is in twelfth place in the World Cup standings with twelve points.

"I'm excited to continue with this team after this year," said Ocon.

"It is a fantastic feeling to commit my future to Alpine. We have made more and more progress since my return and there are still great challenges ahead of us."

With Ocon's longer stay, Alpine has already completed the drivers for next season.

Ocon's teammate Fernando Alonso has a contract with the French team until 2022.