“Generally I would say that both would fit into the Red Bull concept.”
Australian grand prix boss Andrew Westacott has ruled out organising a Melbourne night race.
Recently, from the paddock of the final winter test in Barcelona, drivers Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo, and team boss Christian Horner, called on the Australian promoters to install floodlights so that the action can be held after dark in future.
Daniel Ricciardo has vowed to thrash Jean-Eric Vergne in 2013, proving he deserves to graduate to the world championship-winning Red Bull team.
Once good friends, the Toro Rosso pair recently admitted the fire of their rivalry had driven them apart. “No, we don’t see each other away from the track and we are not friends,” Vergne, 22, confirmed last month.
Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne need to really shine if they are to be promoted by Red Bull.
That is the claim of Jacques Villeneuve, the outspoken 1997 world champion turned television pundit. Youngsters Ricciardo and Vergne have been given a second full season each at Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso, but Villeneuve thinks they face a tough task to prove they should be slotted in for 2014 alongside Sebastian Vettel.
Jean-Eric Vergne says he is no longer friends with his Toro Rosso teammate.
Until they were paired together at the second Red Bull team, Frenchman Vergne and Australian Daniel Ricciardo were friends. They had been signed to the energy drink company’s notoriously tough driver development programme on the same day, thereafter working together in Formula Renault.
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