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Vergne gets Toro Rosso outings

Jean-Eric Vergne to run on Friday in three of the final F1 races of the season
Toro Rosso has confirmed that Jean-Eric Vergne will get to drive in Friday practice at three of the four events remaining on the 2011 F1 calendar.

The Frenchman, who finished second in the Renault World Series standings this year behind Marussia Virgin test driver Robert Wickens, will take over Jaime Alguersuari for the first free practice session in Korea and will replace Sebastien Buemi in Abu Dhabi.

Vergne won't drive in India given the circuit is new and both race drivers will benefit from the extra track time, while a decision on who stands aside for FP1 in Brazil is yet to be taken.

“Jaime sits out the session [in Korea] because the last time a driver was replaced on Friday morning, it was Sebastien Buemi who gave up his seat to Daniel Ricciardo,” a statement from the team read. “Vergne will not drive at the Indian Grand Prix, because this is a new circuit and therefore both our race drivers will be given the maximum amount of track time. He will return in Abu Dhabi, replacing Buemi.

“At the final round of the season in Brazil, whichever of the Toro Rosso drivers has the least points will give up his seat to Vergne for FP1.”



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