Just found an interesting quote from Jean-Eric Vergne in a column he wrote for Le Nouvle Observateur.
He was talking about his success at the young drivers test.
“I know that the top teams are cautious of young drivers; the only one that dared to go with a young guy recently was Hamilton, and it worked. We have had a similar preparation. I had three days of testing and physically had no problems. So I think if you were to put me in a Red Bull, I would do no worse than Webber. That’s my impression anyway after the test.”
Now Webber hasn’t had the best of seasons but that’s big talk from Vergne. The testing rules were different right before Hamilton came through and he pounded out quite a few laps before his debut.
With Red Bull I always wonder whether he made that comment all on his own or if that’s Helmut Marko stirring up trouble from behind the scenes.