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Korea test for Vergne: fourth Red Bull junior in action

Korea test for Vergne
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H elmut Marko has a luxury problem. The person responsible for the Red Bull Junior Program has more talented drivers in his ranks than free cockpits. Since Mark Webber wants to compete again next year for Red Bull alongside Sebastian Vettel, only the two places remain with the Toro Rosso junior team for Formula 1 training.

Apply for these two free places immediately four pilots. Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari currently have the coveted seats. In the past three years, however, neither of them could impose a move to Red Bull. Marko is slowly running out of patience. We are looking for a Webber successor for 2013. Therefore, further alternatives are being tested.

First Toro Rosso outing for Vergne

In the first half of the season, Daniel Ricciardo was allowed to practice on Friday in the Toro Rosso. The Australian is now gaining racing experience at Hispania. With Jean Eric-Vergne another young man is in the starting blocks. As Toro Rosso has now officially announced, the newly crowned runners-up in the Renault World Series will be able to compete in Friday practice for the first time.

Alguersuari has to vacate his place for the Vergne debut in Korea's first free practice session. In India, the man from near Paris has to watch again. Team boss Franz Tost lets his two regulars collect kilometers on the new route in Delhi. At the penultimate race in Abu Dhabi, Buemi was put on the bench during training.

Motivational help for Buemi and Alguersuari

For the season finale in Brazil, Toro Rosso has something special thought up. The pilot who has the fewest World Championship points in his or her account before the race must clear his place in training for Vergne. Alguersuari is currently leading in the duel against Buemi with 16 to 13 points. In the coming year, both of them are threatened not only with foregoing training laps, but also with the complete loss of the cockpit


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