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Jean-Eric Vergne to Drive RB7 at Young Driver Test

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Jean-Eric Vergne in a Toro Rosso for FP1 in Korea - Photo Credit: Peter Fox/Getty Images

Jean-Eric Vergne in a Toro Rosso for FP1 in Korea - Photo Credit: Peter Fox/Getty Images


Jean-Eric Vergne will get the chance to drive the championship winning Red Bull RB7 at the Young Driver test in Abu Dhabi later this month, the team have today announced.

The Red Bull Junior driver drove for Toro Rosso during Friday practice at the Korean Grand Prix, and will do the same at the final two races of the season.

“I'm really looking forward to driving the RB7 in Abu Dhabi,” said the Frenchman. “I know the track already and have had some track time in a Formula One car this year, which will help.

“I'm extremely happy that Red Bull Racing has given me this opportunity, it will be a massive experience for me and to be driving the best Formula One car is something quite amazing. I will make the best out of the three days, it will be an important three days and I'm looking forward to it.” 

Vergne, 21, has been with Red Bull since 2007. In 2010 he won the British Formula Three championship and, this season, was runner-up in the Formula Renault 3.5 series.

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