Ricciardo and Vergne to stay at Toro Rosso for 2013
October 31, 2012
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Both Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne have been confirmed to stay at the Toro Rosso team until the end of the 2013 season.
Ricciardo has recently impressed with 3 points-scoring positions in a row, while Vergne has a 3-point lead over his teammate. The two drivers were competing with several young drivers for 2013 drives, most notably Antonio Felix de Costa.
However, with today’s confirmation, both drivers will continue on for a second year with Red Bull’s junior team. Team principal Franz Tost today stated:
"Both drivers have done a good job this season. Daniel joined us with a few Grands
Prix under his belt and so his feedback and experience was particularly useful while
Jean-Eric got up to speed, often having to deal with tracks he had never seen before.
Since the summer break, both drivers have scored more points and everyone in the team
has been impressed with their maturity in terms of working with the engineers and
their racecraft on track. We will be doing our best in the next few months, to produce
a 2013 car which will allow them to demonstrate their talent."