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Jean-Eric Vergne

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Jenkins, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Surprised there's not been a thread for JEV created already?

    Anyway, a couple rumours floating around that he may be dropped mid-season in place of Antonio Felix DaCosta.

    Seems a bit harsh, but worth mentioning, as many were surprises that DaCosta was overlooked when Kvyat got the TR seat.
     
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  2. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    Looks like he's been kicked out of Toro Rosso next year. Does anybody think he'll find a seat somewhere else in F1?
     
  3. Will be though, for him most of the teams need money and if you dont have backing you will have a though time. I dont think we wil see him back on the grid next year.
     
  4. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    I think we will see him. Not sure where though.

    He's a good enough driver.
    I'd like to see him take Perez or Gutierrez's seat.
     
  5. Doubt Checo is going anywhere.
     
  6. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Me too, which is a shame
     
  7. R.J. O'Connell

    R.J. O'Connell
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    He's gonna be this year's Di Resta/2012 Kobayashi/2011 Sutil/2010 Hulkenberg - a good, promising driver with a decent amount of upside that'll end up lost in the shuffle for reasons out of their control.

    Maybe he could land a sponsorship with Total?
     
  8. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    I think that'd only be possible if Grosjean went to a team with a pre-existing oil/lubricant/fuel partnership (McLaren/Mobil, Ferrari/Shell, Mercedes/Petronas, etc) None of which I see happening.

    Unless Total leave Grosjean/Lotus due to their Mercedes engine deal.
     
  9. JEV just confirmed he won't be driving for Toro Rosso next year. Was expecting this doubt he will get a seat now as McLaren is the only team who has seats open and I doubt McLaren will sign him meaning he will have to settle for reserve drive or leave F1 to go to sports car or somewhere else.
     
  10. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Did Ted Kravitz say on Sunday that he's looking at a Test Driver role at Wiliams?
     
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  11. Yeah just watched it he did, he mentioned that JEV wants to get the reserve drive for them so that he could take Massa seat for the season after 2015.
     
  12. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Pretty sure Massa's on a 3-year deal
     
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  13. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    Vergne has just jumped into a Formula E car and put it on pole. Take that Red Bull...
     
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  14. There are several better drivers out there. He was outclassed by Ricciardo.
     
  15. He is a good driver. I loved the way he drove in Singapore and Texas. He would be perfect for Sauber( but they're blind) or the new Marussia?
     
  16. A few good races is not enough to deserve a seat. There are many better drivers out there.
     
  17. Thank goodness. He deserves to have a seat somewhere in F1!
     
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  18. They were neck and neck throughout their seasons together. Daniel barely got the better of him in their last season together. It kind of makes me ponder how this season could've gone if Vergne and Ricciardo had been at Red Bull. JEV may not be the best, but if Ricciardo outclassing Vettel is anything to go by, JEV is a great driver with lots more of unseen potential and is probably better than Vettel. I would love to see him in a top team.