Tag Archive: Jean-Eric Vergne

Oct 31

Verstappen wants Vergne to be Toro Rosso teammate

Max Verstappen says he would prefer to be Jean-Eric Vergne’s teammate next year.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (4) Red Bull, the owner of Toro Rosso, is yet to decide whether the experienced Frenchman Vergne, 24, will get one more year at Faenza, or if the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz jr will be promoted. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Sainz says he ‘deserves’ Toro Rosso debut

Carlos Sainz jr is convinced he should be handed his F1 debut by backer Red Bull.

Carlos Sainz Jr The 20-year-old is the newly crowned champion of the highly rated Formula Renault 3.5 series, but he was overlooked by Red Bull for a guaranteed seat at the junior team Toro Rosso for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Marko yet to tell Sainz of plans for 2015

Even now crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Carlos Sainz jr is still in the dark about his F1 future.

Carlos Sainz - Spa 2014 Clearly the cream of Red Bull’s hopeful clan of young development drivers, the 20-year-old is in the running to replace Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2015. But with the 17-year-old Max Verstappen already signed up, it is clear that team boss Franz Tost and owner Dietrich Mateschitz think keeping the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne on board might be the smarter play. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mateschitz hints Vergne to keep Toro Rosso seat

It is more and more certain that Jean-Eric Vergne will secure at least one more year with Toro Rosso.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (1) Earlier, the 24-year-old Frenchman had been left out in the cold by the Red Bull junior team, as teenage Max Verstappen was signed up for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Verstappen with Vergne ‘makes sense’ for 2015 – Tost

Jean-Eric Vergne is now a hot contender to keep his seat at Toro Rosso next year.

IMG_0601 The Red Bull-owned team earlier announced the Frenchman’s impending departure, to make room for the teenage sensation Max Verstappen in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Vergne could keep Toro Rosso seat – Tost

Jean-Eric Vergne is back in the running to keep his seat at Toro Rosso in 2015.

2014-06-07_0929 In August, the Faenza based team said the Frenchman would leave at the end of this season as it replaces him with teenage sensation Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

‘Growing concerns’ about Bianchi’s condition – reports

At least four major publications believe there are “growing concerns” about the health condition of seriously injured F1 driver Jules Bianchi.

Jean-Eric Vergne - photo © J.F Galeron At present, the only official news is that the Frenchman suffered a ‘diffuse axonal injury’ in his Suzuka crash last Sunday, and now lies in a Japanese hospital in a ‘critical but stable’ condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

F1 eyeing driver speed limit for yellow flags

F1 is considering a couple of rule changes in response to Jules Bianchi’s serious crash at Suzuka last weekend.

2014-08-09_0351 The most significant is that, when double yellow flags are being waved, drivers may have their pitlane speed limiters automatically triggered. It would have the twofold benefit of not only preventing the sort of accident that sent Bianchi off the track, but ensuring that every driver is equally disadvantaged by caution zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

FIA set to reveal Bianchi crash investigation

FIA president Jean Todt is also in Russia this weekend.

FIA The atmosphere in the Sochi paddock is grim, with many drivers visibly upset and even angry in the wake of the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Vergne arranges helmet stickers to honour Bianchi

F1 drivers will wear helmet stickers to show their support for injured colleague Jules Bianchi this weekend in Russia.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Morgan Caron, an official for the French motor sport federation FFSA, said the initiative to show the F1 drivers’ support was championed by Bianchi’s fellow Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Tost says Toro Rosso seat ’99pc’ for Sainz

Carlos Sainz jr is closing in on a Toro Rosso drive for 2015.

Carlos Sainz Jr Until mere days ago, the Spanish rookie – as the apparent cream of Red Bull’s junior programme – remained disappointed to have missed out on departing Jean-Eric Vergne’s place for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

F1 ‘too easy’ as teen Verstappen makes debut

F1’s governing body has cleared the way for Max Verstappen to make history this week at Suzuka.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (6) Under existing rules, a hopeful rookie can qualify for the mandatory ‘super license’ credential by testing for more than 300 kilometres under FIA supervision. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Vergne hopes 2015 employer noticed Singapore drive

Jean-Eric Vergne hopes his impressive drive in Singapore will open a rival team’s garage door for him in 2015.

2014-06-07_0890 Dumped as a Red Bull-backed driver, the Frenchman will leave the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso at the end of the season, to be replaced by teenager Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

‘No help from Red Bull’ as Vergne faces future

Jean-Eric Vergne has been left alone to keep his motor racing career on track.

2014-06-07_0099 After three seasons with the secondary team Toro Rosso, the Frenchman was overlooked by Red Bull last year when his teammate Daniel Ricciardo got the call to replace retiring Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Vergne ‘open’ to future outside F1

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he has his “eyes open” to opportunities outside of formula one for 2015.

IMG_3820 Now in his third campaign with the Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso, 24-year-old Frenchman Vergne will be moved over at the end of 2014 for the teen rookie Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Designer spotted Ricciardo potential at Toro Rosso

“I was struck by the feedback he was able to give to the team”.

2014-07-17 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo’s rise from the deep midfield to title-contending prominence in F1 has been a surprise to almost everyone in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Vergne learned of 2015 axe six days late

“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”

2014-06-07_0929 Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.
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Aug 22

‘Too old’ Vergne on quest for new F1 team

“We can’t forget that they gave me the same chance three years ago that they are giving Verstappen now”

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Jean-Eric Vergne says he understands why Toro Rosso has dropped him for 2015 in favour of Dutch teenager Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

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