Vergne would ‘probably’ leave FE for top three team

Mark Scott
Jean-Eric Vergne

Jean Eric Vergne

Jean-Eric Vergne has revealed he would be willing to consider a return to Formula 1 – just not to a midfield team.

The reigning Formula E World Champion raced for Toro Rosso from 2012 to 2014 and has, on occasion, being linked with potentially returning to the Red Bull family.

But, although a return has never escalated further than the rumour stage, it would be something that Vergne is still willing to consider at this stage of his career.

“Probably yes,” Vergne told Crash.Net when asked if would leave Formula E for a top-three team in Formula 1.

“I have been in a midfield team when I was a young driver and I understand this is where you have to go and prove yourself, but when you are at my age, we don’t have time anymore to prove yourself in a midfield F1 team.

“It doesn’t really interest me in fighting for eighth or ninth, or sometimes the points, sometimes not the points. I wouldn’t like to go back and join the situation I was in F1.

“I’m a lot happier in Formula E fighting for the titles, for wins, being in a top team in a championship that is growing massively.

“Who knows where Formula E is going to be in three years but I’m not in the worst situation that’s for sure.

“If I had, and it’s a massive if, an offer from one of the top F1 teams then I would definitely consider it, but as I said, I don’t receive anything.”

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