Jean-Eric Vergne has announced his departure from Toro Rosso.
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Carlos Sainz jr could be unveiled within days as Toro Rosso’s new driver for 2015.
That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, following reports in Abu Dhabi at the weekend that Jean-Eric Vergne now seems resigned to leaving Faenza after three full seasons with the Red Bull-owned junior team.
Formula Renault 3.5 Champion Carlos Sainz Jr will line-up alongside Daniel Ricciardo for Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s final test of the 2014 season at Yas Marina Circuit on November 25 and 26 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Carlos Sainz jr has admitted not moving up to formula one next year would be a “big blow”.
As the days roll on, it appears increasingly likely that, instead of pairing Max Verstappen with another young rookie in 2015, owner Red Bull will instead keep the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso for one more year.
For the first of three days of collective tests at the Motorland Aragón, Alexander Albon (Lotus) was the quickest.
The Anglo-Thai member of the Lotus F1 Junior Team was among the drivers invited by Renault Sport Technologies to test drive the Formula Renault 3.5. He dominated the morning session and posted best time of the day in 1:41.629 ahead of Gustav Malja (Zeta Corse) and Nicholas Latifi (Arden Motorsport), who were fastest in the afternoon.
Max Verstappen’s father has played down reports his son will make his formula one debut as a seventeen-year-old next March.
In the genes of the brand since 1898, motor racing has been one of the fundamental elements of Renault’s strategy.
The World Series by Renault has been one of the best examples: hosting between 400,000 – 500,000 spectators per year and benefiting from vast media exposure, the World Series by Renault is one of the most important motor racing events and remains loyal to its motto ”Fast, Free and Fun”.
Oliver Rowland stormed to his maiden series victory, winning race two in Motorland, Aragon.
The Briton successfully converted his pole position into a convincing race win, greeting the chequered flag thirteen seconds before his former FR2.0 Eurocup rival, Pierre Gasly. This is the second podium for Fortec’s rookie driver who finished yesterday’s race in third.