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Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo say they can no longer be close friends as they seek to further their F1 careers

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shaken - Unregistered

February 25, 2013 5:35 PM

No surprise. A racing driver has no friends (not on the track anyway) and its true what they say about the "perfect" ones, 'that they are dull, self-centered, never spare any tyres, etc!!'

Hail Aurelius - Unregistered

February 25, 2013 5:59 PM

@Richard:
I was not going to mention the episode due to respect for our Aussie comrades =D

But in all seriousness...I've been watching the lad since the Formula Renault days and his rise has been METEORIC. Vergne always had this undying hunger come race day, he had always been sticking his nose into the corners even with a less superior car....thats when he won me over. Watching the 2012 season, he has nothing to be ashamed of. If he does what he promised to do: Improve from the previous season, then his talents would be recognized. BUT THATS A BIG IF in formula1. If the boy wants it, let him fight for it...the racing Gods will be watching....

TUNE IN NEXT TIME FOLKS...Aussie Grand Prix in only 19 days. Can't wait for the bloody season opener!

Googolplex

February 26, 2013 1:20 PM

Richard,

Perhaps you could provide an example of when Ricciardo "spouted off"? I would be most interested in what your understanding is of that phrase. We all know of the claims by Vergne that he thought he could at least do as well as Webber in the RBR which was a classic "spout off".

richard

February 26, 2013 4:18 PM

googol. ricciardo was certainly talking himself up before last season. and as for the comment by vergne that he, in a rbr could do as well as webber....i guess that we will never know, but look at how many posters claim that alonso, lulu, schumi etc would all do better than even vettel in an rbr. so by default, they are claiming that they could do better than webber in a rbr.

Hail Aurelius - Unregistered

February 26, 2013 6:48 PM

I may be wrong lads, but I do believe Vergne's agency had issued a statement that the interview bits were taken out of context. It was purely a hypothetical situational question, and honestly it should have still been avoided.....but Vergne is a rookie, rookies are prone to mistakes.

In addition, I just want to see what he can do in a decent car (even for a couple of races!), be it Webber's or whoever's seat, I dont care. He has talent, I just want to know if he can replicate what he did in Formula Renault in the big league, FORMULA 1.

If so, Vettel will be FINALLY challenged and I can only guarantee that Prost will give Vergne his "smirk" (thats as close to a compliment that one can receive from The Great Professor...cheeky b*stard! :)

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