Formula 1 News

Vergne not jealous of Ricciardo's Red Bull drive

Jean-Eric might have missed out on a drive with Red Bull in 2014, but he is nonetheless supportive of Ricciardo, who will drive for Red Bull next season
Friday, September 6, 2013

MONZA, Italy, September 6th, 2013 (F1Plus / AFP) - Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne on Friday stressed that he was not jealous of his Toro Rosso team-mate Daniel Ricciardo's success in landing a place in the Red Bull team next year.

He said he understood the decision even though he has out-scored the Australian both last season and this.

"I understand it - he is stronger than me in certain aspects, but I am stronger than him in others," he said.

"Of course, right now, it's a bit disappointing but who knows? In the future, maybe it will be a good thing to stay at Toro Rosso and get one more year to learn everything and get more experience."

He added: "I don't need to prove that I can be in the seat, when you look at Daniel's results and mine they are really similar.

"I ended up with more points last year and I have more points than him right now. It does not mean I am a better driver and he has done some things better than me, but he has more experience.

"Looking at his performance and mine, I think I could have got the seat as well.... But, of course, I'm not jealous, I am really happy for him. Red Bull took the right decision to take a Red Bull driver next year!"

Your Comments

 

Next F1 Race

Spain
May 10
Spain

Formula 1 News

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lauda wants Hamilton deal by Spanish GP

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Catching Ferrari 'difficult' - Smedley

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 93
2 Nico Rosberg 66
3 Sebastian Vettel 65
4 Kimi Räikkönen 42
5 Felipe Massa 31
6 Valtteri Bottas 30
1 Mercedes 159
2 Ferrari 107
3 Williams F1 61
4 Red Bull Racing 23
5 Sauber 19
6 Scuderia Toro Rosso 12

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Bahrain Grand Prix
Manama, Bahrain Circuit
1
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
2
Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
3
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
Fastest Lap

Kimi Räikkönen
1'36.311s

Pole Position

Lewis Hamilton

View all »

 

Follow Us