Thirteenth and on the good pace

The 10/07/2012

Thirteenth and on the good pace

Started from the 19th place on the grid, Jean-Eric Vergne crossed the line in the 13rd position in the Japanese Grand Prix. As always, the Frenchman adopted a strong pace during the race. No break for Formula 1, as the action is back next week with the Korean Grand Prix.

“I made a good start, but in general, it could have been a better race for me, as I lost a lot of time behind Kovalainen in the first stint, as he was on the Option and had better traction out of the corners than I did” said Jean-Eric.

“Also, at the second corner, I came across Rosberg going backwards in front of me and I had to brake, which meant everyone went past me.  After that, I just pushed as hard as I could, showing what the car could do, running a strong pace. Losing three places on the grid with a penalty did not help, but yet again we showed we can be strong on Sunday, as we were faster than the Force Indias and Senna.”

“Now I only have to wait a few days to try again in Korea, where I first drove on Friday morning for Toro Rosso last year.  In general, this has been an enjoyable weekend and I’m already looking forward to racing here again next year.”