Jean Eric Vergne

  • Jean-Eric Vergne handed 10-place grid penalty at Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    French driver Jean-Eric Vergne was handed a 10-place grid penalty and his Toro Rosso Formula One team fined 30,000 euros ($41,300) on Friday after the right rear wheel came off his car during Spanish Grand Prix practice. Stewards said in a statement that the turn one incident, during the afternoon session...
  • Toro Rosso's Vergne penalised for causing a collision November 18, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne was handed a 20-second post-race penalty for colliding with Mexican Esteban Gutierrez on the final lap of the US Grand Prix on Sunday, dropping the Frenchman from 12th to 16th place. The drive-through penalty was imposed after the finish of the race won by Red...
  • Alonso cleared after precautionary checks November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso had precautionary checks in hospital after hurting his back on a heavy jolt over the kerbs at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. A team spokesman said he had been given the all-clear. "I still have all my teeth after the impact," the Spaniard,...
  • Raikkonen, Ricciardo and Vergne in race for 2014 Red Bull seat: Horner July 6, 2013

    Nuerburgring, Germany: Formula 1 team Red Bull's team principal Christian Horner on Friday said that Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne are the likely contenders to replace Mark Webber as world champion Sebastian Vettel's team-mate in 2014. Australian Webber announced last week that he will bring an end to his...
  • Pirelli says teams contributed to blowouts July 3, 2013

    Formula One teams contributed to the dramatic blowouts at Sunday's British Grand Prix by mounting rear tyres the wrong way around and running them with low pressures, supplier Pirelli said on Tuesday. Rejecting any suggestion that its product was dangerous, the Italian company said in a statement it would bring...
  • Jean-Eric Vergne eyes Silverstone after strong Montreal June 14, 2013

    Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne on Friday said that he is keenly awaiting the upcoming British Grand Prix after his strong finish at the Canadian Grand Prix.Vergne grabbed a career-best sixth place in Montreal to give Toro Rosso their best result since Sebastian Vettel in 2008. In his Toro Rosso blog,...
  • Can Jean-Eric Vergne replace Mark Webber in RBR? June 14, 2013

    Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne could replace Mark Webber after the Red Bull veteran vacated his Formula One seat, although Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus remains the hot favourite for the job. Vergne finished eighth in Monaco and clinched sixth place in Montreal, which represented Toro Rosso's best finish since the...
  • F1 team Toro Rosso to keep Riccciardo, Vergne November 2, 2012

    Dubai: Formula One team Toro Rosso say their current driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne will race again in the 2013 season. Toro Rosso made the announcement on Wednesday. Both drivers joined the team this season. Ricciardo is 17th with 12 points and Vergne 18th with nine in...