I haven’t heard much of him before this year, but I’ve been watching WSR for a while now and he is indeed very talented. Red Bull now have a problem of having 6 drivers and 4 seats (plus HRT), so I guess Buemi will have to go. He’s had enough time and he hasn’t shown enough to convince me he’s championship material. Alguersuari’s improved recently and he needs to keep it up now or he’s gone as well.
I think the ideal solution for Red Bull, with Vettel and Webber already signed, would be to ditch Buemi, put Ricciardo in Toro Rosso and Vergne in Hispania.
I really hope Vergne gets some practice sessions this year, there’s only one race left in the Formula Renault 3.5 series on the Japanese GP weekend.