Jean-Eric Vergne to drive for Red Bull in young drivers’ test

2011 F1 season

Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Korea, 2011

Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Korea, 2011

Jean-Eric Vergne will drive for Red Bull in the young drivers’ test following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Vergne drove for Toro Rosso in practice for the Korean Grand Prix.

He said: “I?m really looking forward to driving the RB7 in Abu Dhabi. I know the track already and have had some track time in a Formula 1 car this year, which will help.

“I?m extremely happy that Red Bull Racing has given me this opportunity, it will be a massive experience for me and to be driving the best Formula One car is something quite amazing. I will make the best out of the three days, it will be an important three days and I?m looking forward to it.”

Vergne was runner-up in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 championship. The young drivers’ test takes place on the 15th-17th of November at the Yas Marina circuit.

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28 comments on Jean-Eric Vergne to drive for Red Bull in young drivers’ test

  1. Trix (@) said on 1st November 2011, 11:10

    Vernge? As in French revenge? :-D (mind you, you got it right in the article)

  2. Ben Everard (@beneverard) said on 1st November 2011, 11:13

    I was about to ask what car Ricciardo would be driving… but the young driver test is usually for those that aren’t currently don’t have a race seat… whoops :D

    Still doesn’t seem Daniel is properly driving, considering his main weapon of choice is the HRT shopping trolley :P

  3. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 1st November 2011, 13:15

    Is there an official full driver’s list published? Secondly it is a three days event so is there any numbers of drivers that is restricted per team? What is the maximum number of GP can that driver have under him to be at ‘young driver test’?

  4. sportsman (@sportsman) said on 1st November 2011, 20:51

    For the young driver test teams may field any driver who has not competed in more than two Grands Prix,

  5. Fixy (@fixy) said on 1st November 2011, 22:13

    Vergne deserves this chance.

  6. raymondu999 (@raymondu999) said on 2nd November 2011, 6:29

    Is it pronounced “Vern,” as in “Fern,” or is “Ver-nyay?”

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 2nd November 2011, 21:17

    Good news for Vergne! Be interesting to see what comparisons we can draw between him and Ricciardo.

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