Saturday, 29 November 2014

Vergne hopeful of IndyCar switch after leaving Formula One

(Jean Michel Le Meur DPPI for Renault Sport F1)

Jean Eric Vergne has confirmed that he is hopeful of moving to the American IndyCar Series after losing his seat with Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Vergne confirmed on Wednesday via his official Twitter feed on Wednesday that he would no longer be in Formula One with Scuderia Toro Rosso. It was reported over the course of last weekend's season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that he could take over the Williams Martini Racing Team's test driver role to replace Felipe Nasr who is joining the Sauber F1 Team next season.

It was announced on Friday that Scuderia Toro Rosso had signed Carlos Sainz Jr to replace Jean Eric Vergne as Max Verstappen's team mate at the Italian team next season. Speaking to Vergne commented stating:

'I would be really interested in racing in America in IndyCar, I think it's a great championship.'

The Frenchman who has been with Toro Rosso since 2012 stated that he feels no bitterness to the Italian team after losing his drive.

He confirmed that he has some other options to remain in Formula One but that he feels that a move to IndyCar will aid his career.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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