Jean-Eric Vergne, who last weekend at Barcelona’s Catalunya circuit confirmed his runner-up position in the World Series by Renault Championship, will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso in the Free Practice 1 session at this weekend’s Korean Grand Prix.
The Frenchman, who has come through the ranks of the Red Bull Junior Driver programme, will take over Jaime Alguersuari’s car for the 90 minute session. Jaime sits out the session because the last time a driver was replaced on Friday morning, it was Sebastien Buemi who gave up his seat to Daniel Ricciardo. Vergne will not drive at the Indian Grand Prix, because this is a new circuit and therefore both our race drivers will be given the maximum amount of track time. He will return in Abu Dhabi, replacing Buemi. At the final round of the season in Brazil, whichever of the Toro Rosso drivers has the least points will give up his seat to Vergne for FP1.