October 12, 2011
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Jean-Eric Vergne will drive the Toro Rosso 3 times this year
Jean-Eric Vergne and Narain Karthikeyan will be driving a Toro Rosso and HRT car respectively in Friday Practice for the Korean Grand Prix.
Karthikeyan will be driving the Hispania to re-adjust himself to the car, before he races in India at the end of this month.
Meanwhile Vergne, who was runner-up in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 series, will be driving Jaime Alguersuari’s car in FP1. Toro Rosso have also confirmed that he will be using Sebastien Buemi’s car for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice sessions. Whichever driver has the least points going into the season finale at Interlagos will submit their seat to Vergne on the Friday.
He will not be participating in any way at the Indian Grand Prix weekend, as the team feels they need to allow their main drivers to learn the circuit.
Previously, the 21-year-old Frenchman drove for Toro Rosso in last year’s young driver test.