Vergne: Gunning for a seat at the top table

Vergne: Gunning for a seat at the top table

Red Bull's young driver programme has had many casualties over the years, but Jean-Eric Vergne doesn't plan on being one of them. Adam Cooper looks at his career so far

Formula 1's younger generation have really made their mark in the first two races of 2012. Sergio Perez, Paul Di Resta, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg have all been in the points already, Romain Grosjean has set a stunning pace in qualifying, and Bruno Senna is showing good pace in his first full season in a decent car.

But all these drivers have prior experience. There are only two true F1 rookies this year, and while Charles Pic is unlikely to be making many headlines with the Marussia, his countryman Jean-Eric Vergne has already shown he's a man to watch.

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