Category Archives: Jean-Eric Vergne

Singapore Grand Prix race quotes

Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes - Finished 1st “It was great to come here after winning in Monza and start the final leg of the season with such a competitive car. It would have been a really hardcore race if Nico had been at the front, as we clearly had the pace. It was all running pretty

Toro Rosso rookie Kvyat hails ‘great’ debut weekend

Daniil Kvyat had described his first points in Formula One as a great feeling after finishing his maiden race in tenth before being promoted to ninth position after Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion. The 19-year-old Russian has been putting in some pleasing performances over the weekend, qualifying in eighth spot ahead of the likes of Kimi Raikkonen

Nico Rosberg claims dominant victory at Australian GP


Nico Rosberg claimed a dominant victory at the Australian Grand Prix as the new V6 era officially began. The German strolled to a comfortable 24 second win ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, with Kevin Magnussen taking third on his debut for McLaren. Lewis Hamilton led away from pole at the second attempt following Jules

Jean-Eric Vergne admits “good feeling” after claiming sixth in qualifying

Jean Eric Vergne has described his qualifying performance as a “great feeling” after putting his Toro Rosso sixth on the grid for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. The Frenchman benefited from a wet track to steer his Toro Rosso into Q3 before putting in a lap good enough for sixth place. Commenting on his performance Vergne

Lewis Hamilton denies Ricciardo fairytale in Melbourne qualifying

Lewis Hamilton broke Australian hearts by pipping Daniel Ricciardo to pole position in a thrilling wet qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. As rain hit the circuit early in the session before returning towards the end the dominant Mercedes were caught in a major battle with the new Red Bull driver. The decision between full

Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes as Bahrain test ends

Lewis Hamilton proved Mercedes will be one of the teams to beat in Melbourne in two weeks time as he led the final day of testing in Bahrain. After missing much of the morning following a gearbox problem, the 2008 world champion came out strong in the afternoon – rounding the day off by posting

Red Bull finally have success as Perez stays fastest in Bahrain

It was all about the long runs again on day two of the final preseason test in Bahrain, though for Red Bull some signs of hope emerged. As Sergio Perez again went quickest on the day for Force India, Daniel Ricciardo went against the race simulations most were doing instead completing some short qualifying style

Bahrain Day 4: Rosberg impresses as test ends

Mercedes and Nico Rosberg laid down a marker to the rest of the F1 grid with an impressive lap time on the final day of testing in Bahrain. The German put his team-mates time of 1:34.2 from Friday quickly in the shade as he beat it not once but twice in the first two hours

Bahrain test day two: Magnussen quickest as Renault have success

Kevin Magnussen produced two high quality laps in the afternoon to go fastest by over 1.5 seconds on day two in Bahrain. The Dane’s 1:34.910, set on the super-soft Pirelli tyres, was within 2.7 seconds of Nico Rosberg’s pole position time last year perhaps easing concerns the new V6 cars would be too slow. Sebastian Vettel

Toro Rosso pace surprises Jean-Eric Vergne

Jean Eric Vergne says he was “surprised” by the pace of his Toro Rosso in qualifying for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix, as the Frenchman qualified in 8th place. Vergne – who is  known to be a bit of a wet weather specialist  - once again impressed in the tricky conditions as he made Q3 and

Brazilian rain can’t stop Sebastian Vettel claiming ninth pole of 2013

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil - Qualifying

Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning lap to claim pole by almost seven tenths of a second as the rain continued at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. The German set a 1:26.479 on the intermediate tyres in a delayed top ten shootout in Sao Paulo, Nico Rosberg claimed second for Mercedes while Fernando Alonso enjoyed

Alonso bemoans lack of space in Vergne clash

Fernando Alonso has insisted that Jean Eric Vergne didn’t leave him enough room after the two came close to contact during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Alonso was coming out of the pits after making his second stop, just as Vergne was exiting turn two and coming into turn three alongside the pit exit. The

2013 Korean GP Results

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 VET Red Bull 25 2 RAI Lotus 18 3 GRO Lotus 15 4 HUL Sauber 12 5 HAM Mercedes 10 6 ALO Ferrari 8 7 ROS Mercedes 6 8 BUT McLaren 4 9 MAS Ferrari 2 10 PER McLaren 1 11 GUT Sauber 0 12 BOT Williams 0 13 MAL

Hamilton beats rivals to go quickest in opening practice in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton led the way in the opening Friday practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix. As night fell in the city-state the cars came out in a session dominated by the top 2 teams in F1 at the moment. Both Mercedes and Mark Webber alternated the top 3 positions for around 20 minutes before

Sebastian Vettel claims pole for Italian Grand Prix

F1 Grand Prix of Italy - Qualifying

Sebastian Vettel continued his domination of the Italian Grand Prix weekend by claiming a stunning pole in qualifying. The German’s 1:23.758 saw him beat team-mate Mark Webber as only the Red Bull’s could beat the 1:24 barrier. In a session full of surprises Nico Hulkenberg claimed a shock third for Sauber ahead of Felipe Massa’s

Vettel and Red Bull in command in Belgian Grand Prix Practice

F1 Grand Prix of Belgium - Practice

Sebastian Vettel led the way along with Mark Webber as Red Bull topped the timings in Friday practice at Spa-Francorchamps. In the morning however it was Fernando Alonso who led the way but as the famously fickle Ardennes weather played it’s part a damp morning meant little meaningful work was done. McLaren looked quick in

What Lies Ahead for Jean-Eric Vergne?

When Mark Webber announced on the eve of the British Grand Prix that he was retiring from Formula 1 at the end of the 2013 season, a massive opportunity opened up for both the Toro Rosso drivers. One of the main roles of Toro Rosso, the Red Bull junior team, is to groom and provide

The Battle of the team-mates in 2013: Lotus, McLaren, Force India and Toro Rosso

Continuing Zoe Chelsea’s look through the team-mate battles as we reach the midway point of the 2013 season, here is the second part of her article focusing on the midfield scrap. Lotus: Lotus are having their best year in a long time, with Kimi Raikkonen leading Romain Grosjean. Lotus’ ability to make the tyres last

How good is the next generation of F1 drivers?

Formula 1 is currently enjoying a period with some of the greatest driver’s ever to step in a F1 car, while Michael Schumacher may have retired (again) drivers like Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are taking up his mantel, but how about the next generation, could they become the Alonso’s and Schumacher’s of

Key Things to Watch Out For Over the Next Few Weeks

1. Nico Hulkenberg’s rumoured contract termination Over the weekend of his home Grand Prix, Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg did little to deny the ongoing financial issues engulfing the team and citing he has not been paid since early this season. He also did little to deny a possible termination of his contract from the Swiss team