French driver Jean-Eric Verne said that in the upcoming season will not cooperate with the Ferrari team.
In 2015 former member of the youth program of Red Bull joined the Scuderia as a test driver and worked on the simulator, and last season performed the duties of a reservist.
However, the season 2017, the Italian team was invited to his place the Vice-champion of GP2 Antonio Giovinazzi, and now Vergne confirmed his departure.
“From the very beginning it was clear that I would not remain in office backup pilot, – quotes AUTOSPORT Verne. But I still maintain contact with Ferrari, we had good relations. However, I’m not going to come to the Grand Prix and to assume its former role.
It was great to work with such a team like Ferrari. A similar experience is always helpful. It was nice to be part of this family.”
The Frenchman intends to focus on performance in Formula E, where it protects the team colors Techeetah, and is also considering participation in the “24 hours of Le Mans” in the LMP2 and GTE Pro.
“We’re working on it, he said. – I want to go to Le Mans and spend a few WEC races. There are several options, but have nothing special to say. It would be great if it all works out this year”.
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