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No change expected at Toro Rosso

“It's a question I cannot answer,” Alguersuari claimed, "We do know what would happen if [Fernando] Alonso was in a Red Bull but, as for myself, it would be pure speculation, so I think it's better to say nothing. What I will say is that, if a driver has the best car, it is because he deserves it.”

Ricciardo, meanwhile, continues to be linked to a possible role at Caterham F1, replacing Jarno Trulli alongside Heikki Kovalainen. Although the Italian veteran signed an extension with Team Lotus - Caterham's forerunner in the top flight - the wording of the accompanying announcement has led to speculation that it may not necessarily be for a race seat, allowing the team to accept Red Bull's offer of placing Ricciardo in the second seat, much as it did at HRT this year. The two teams have strong technical ties, and Ricciardo should be able to better demonstrate his abilities with a team higher up the grid.

Vergne, however, looks set for a year of test and reserve duties, slotting in behind Alguersuari and Buemi at STR, and possessing the ability to keep both on their toes through the season. The Frenchman will then contest a parallel campaign in the Renault World Series, where he finished as runner-up in 2011.




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