Red Bull confirms two testers Buemi, da Costa
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Team boss Franz Tost insists 2014 is not Jean-Eric Vergne’s last chance to shine for Toro Rosso.
At the beginning of the year, amid rumours Mark Webber would retire, it was said that either Vergne or his teammate Daniel Ricciardo will step up to Red Bull for 2014, while the other is dropped from the energy drink company’s driver development programme.
Sebastien Buemi has admitted his career will probably stay on its current course in 2014.
Daniel Ricciardo has been signed by Red Bull’s champion team for at least three years, and the other energy drink-owned F1 squad, Toro Rosso, looks likely to field Jean-Eric Vergne alongside rookie Antonio Felix da Costa next season.
Sebastien Buemi has admitted a sports car programme in 2013 is some compensation for having to watch every grand prix from the reserve bench.
“Yes, it’s terrible,” the Swiss said, when after being retained as Red Bull’s official reserve driver for 2013 was asked if sitting on the sidelines is difficult. “Real torture!” Buemi, 24, said as he recalled last year, the first season after being dropped by Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso.