Jean-Eric Vergne to make F1 debut in Korea practice

2011 Korean Grand Prix

Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Jean-Eric Vergne participated in the young drivers' test last year

Toro Rosso will give Jean-Eric Vergne his first run at an F1 race weekend on Friday.

The 21-year-old Frenchman, who finished runner-up in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 championship, will take over Jaime Alguersuari’s car for the first practice session.

The team also confirmed he will drive in two further practice sessions this year.

He will take Sebastien Buemi’s place in the car at Abu Dhabi. At Interlagos he will drive the car of whichever driver has the least points.

He will not drive in practice for the Indian Grand Prix as the team wish to give maximum practice time to both their regular drivers on the new circuit.

Vergne drove for Toro Rosso in the young drivers’ test session last year.

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