Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Vergne 'already working for 2015'

Tuesday 19th August 2014

 RSS

Share:

Vergne 'already working for 2015'

Vergne 'already working for 2015'

Jean-Eric Vergne has praised Toro Rosso for being a "good school", but insists he still has "a lot to show in F1".

The Frenchman is currently without a race seat for the 2015 season after Toro Rosso confirmed that teenager Max Verstappen will partner 20-year-old Daniil Kvyat next year.

Vergne has been with the Faenza-based squad since 2011 when he was made reserve driver before being promoted to the grid the following year, but his future is unclear following the team announcement on Monday.

The 24-year-old took to Twitter to thank the team and also vowed not to give up.

"Toro Rosso is a good school. I learnt a lot. Now focussed on a great end of season. I'm already working for 2015. Still a lot to show in F1," he wrote.

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost also spoke highly of Vergne and believes he deserves another shot in F1 after a difficult campaign so far this year that saw him retire in five of the 11 races.

"I would also like to thank Jean-Eric Vergne for all his hard work," Tost told the official Toro Rosso website. "He has produced strong performances, but unfortunately he was also hindered by some reliability problems, especially in the first half of the current season.

"We hope that we have resolved these problems and that he will be able to end the second half of this season on a high note and thereby show that he still deserves another opportunity in Formula 1."

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...