For the second consecutive season, Jean-Eric Vergne was consistently beaten by his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. Now, the Aussie has been promoted to a seat at Red Bull, while the Frenchman is left clinging on to his Toro Rosso drive for a third year.
Plenty was expected of Vergne when he debuted in F1 back in 2012, partnering Ricciardo at the Italian team. He had powered to the British F3 title in 2010 and backed that up with a successful first full campaign in Formula Renault 3.5, finishing as the championship runner-up in 2011.
It was an all-new line-up for the former Minardi outfit after they dropped Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, despite both showing improved form during the...
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