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Jean-Éric Vergne

BornApril 25, 1990

Jean-Éric Vergne is a French racing driver who is currently competing in Formula 1 for Scuderia Toro Rosso. He won the British Formula Three Championship in 2010. Vergne started driving karting at age 4. He entered his first competition in 2000 and became French champion in the "kids" category in 2001. Three years later, he became runner–up in the French Rotax Max championship. In 2005, he finished as runner-up in the ICA class European Championship, behind James Calado. In 2007, Vergne moved up to single-seater racing, joining the French Formula Renault Campus series which he won. Vergne became a member of both the renowned Red Bull Junior Team and the French Automobile Sport Federation (FFSA), at the conclusion of the 2007 season. 2010 saw Vergne move to the British Formula Three Championship, competing for multiple champions Carlin. He took 12 victories from the first 24 races, including three wins out of three at the Spa-Francorchamps round. In May 2010, Vergne was signed by Tech 1 Racing to contest the opening GP3 Series round in Barcelona. Vergne had his first outing in an Formula One car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2010, driving a Red Bull RB5. He won the British Formula Three Championship in 2010. In November 2011, Vergne tested the title-winning Red Bull RB7 at the young driver test in Abu Dhabi, setting the fastest lap time on all three days. On 14 December 2011, it was officially confirmed that Vergne would race for Toro Rosso in the 2012 season.
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