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Jean-Éric Vergne Biography & Latest News

Jean-Éric Vergne Biography

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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5 funniest F1 press conferences
5 funniest F1 press conferences
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Formula E Beijing E Prix 2015 - Results and team info
Formula E Beijing E Prix 2015 - Results and team info
Now that the Formula One and MotoGP seasons are close to wrapping up, petrol heads (or in this case electricity heads) will definitely look forward to the Formula E season starting on the 24th of October.
Jean Eric Vergne aiming for points in Shanghai
Jean Eric Vergne aiming for points in Shanghai
Image Courtesy: Getty Images Jean Eric Vergne is aiming for a strong points scoring result in tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix afte [...]
Top 10 Tweets from the Australian Grand Prix
Top 10 Tweets from the Australian Grand Prix
Image Courtesy: Getty Images 2014 Formula 1 season got off to a flying start with Nico Rosberg winning the Australian Grand Prix. [...]
Hamilton beats Ricciardo in enthralling wet qualifying at Australian Grand Prix
Hamilton beats Ricciardo in enthralling wet qualifying at Australian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton beat home hero Daniel Ricciardo in the dying moments of qualifying session to take pole position for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. With the rain arriving in qualifying, it was always going to be tough for drivers, especially after they had done so little running in pre-season tests.   [...]
Magnussen puts McLaren on top on Day 2 of Bahrain test
Magnussen puts McLaren on top on Day 2 of Bahrain test
Image Courtesy: Getty Images McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen led the timesheets on Day 2 of the Bahrain test as F1 testing reached its [...]
2013 F1 season review part 2 - The tight midfield
2013 F1 season review part 2 - The tight midfield
Image Courtesy: Getty Images F1 midfield can sometimes be more competitive and interesting than the fight at the top. This group c [...]
Toro Ross driver Vergne in awe of Taj Mahal
Toro Ross driver Vergne in awe of Taj Mahal
Daniil Kvyat was chosen solely on basis of merit, says Helmut Marko
Daniil Kvyat was chosen solely on basis of merit, says Helmut Marko
Toro Rosso shock the F1 world by giving race seat to rookie Russian driver
Toro Rosso shock the F1 world by giving race seat to rookie Russian driver
Kvyat to join Verge at Toro Rosso in 2014
Kvyat to join Verge at Toro Rosso in 2014
Italian GP: Team Review – McLaren Mercedes
Italian GP: Team Review – McLaren Mercedes
I'm not jealous of Daniel Ricciardo: Jean-Eric Vergne
I'm not jealous of Daniel Ricciardo: Jean-Eric Vergne
F1: The Jean-Eric Vergne dilemma
F1: The Jean-Eric Vergne dilemma
Belgian GP: Jean-Eric Vergne moans missed opportunity
Belgian GP: Jean-Eric Vergne moans missed opportunity
Image Courtesy: Getty Images Jean Eric Vergne labeled today's qualifying session as a "missed opportunity" after the French driver [...]
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