Dec 26

F1: Change In Team Philosophy Helps Vergne Stay At Toro Rosso

ean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso prepares to drive during qualifying for the United States Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

of France and prepares to drive during qualifying for the United States Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Toro Rosso has tweaked its approach to formula one because it wants to take a step up in the pecking order.

That is the claim of the Faenza based team’s Jean-Eric Vergne, who after missing out on the vacancy for 2014 has been retained by Toro Rosso.

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Nov 28

F1: Pujolar To Toro Rosso As Smedley Heads To Williams

Xevi Pujolar, former Chief Race Engineer, Williams F1.

Xevi Pujolar, former Chief Race Engineer, F1.

Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar is to leave the team to join – leaving the door open for ’s Rob Smedley to take over his job at Grove.

The 40-year-old Pujolar previously worked with Helmut Marko at the -backed RSM F3000 team in 2000.

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Aug 19

Red Bull to announce Ricciardo at Spa – Report

Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Scuderia Toro Rosso.

of Australia and . (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

has signed Daniel Ricciardo to replace his departing Australian countryman Mark Webber in 2014.

That is the claim of Germany’s Sport Bild, whose correspondents Bianca Garloff and Ralf Bach said the news about Sebastian Vettel’s new teammate will be announced at the Belgian Grand Prix in a week.

“Unfortunately, I cannot say any more than that we will make an announcement at Spa,” said the energy drink-owned outfit’s Dr Helmut Marko.

23-year-old Ricciardo’s move to Red Bull ties in with reports Kimi Raikkonen is returning to .

Australian Ricciardo told Sport Bild just before the summer break that, if selected to race alongside Vettel in 2014, he expects to get along with the reigning world champion.

“I know Seb quite well,” he said, “as I was the reserve driver in 2010. I was out for dinner with him a few times and we get on really well.”

Ricciardo admitted, however, that he is not immediately expecting equal status with his German stablemate.

“Of course not at the start of the season,” he said, “but I’m in Formula One to be the best.”

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