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'I still have a lot to show in F1' - Vergne
In the wake of the news he is to be replaced at Toro Rosso by Max Verstappen for 2015, Jean-Eric Vergne says he is already working on other options for next year.
Monday's announcement confirmed Vergne, who joined Toro Rosso in 2012, would be leaving the team at the conclusion of the current season. Vergne's future is now up in the air, with the likes of Sebastian Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari failing to find new homes in F1 after being ousted from their own Toro Rosso seats in previous seasons.
Last year Vergne missed out on the opportunity to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull, a job which was taken by then-Toro Rosso team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. His highest result for the team was sixth in Canada last year, though he has performed well alongside Daniil Kvyat in 2014 when the car has survived to the chequered flag.
Tweeting for the first time since the news on Tuesday morning, Vergne made it clear he was grateful for the opportunity handed to him by Toro Rosso and that he is now looking at options elsewhere.
Toro Rosso is a good school. I learnt a lot. Now focussed on a great end of season. I'm already working for 2015. Still a lot to show in F1— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) August 19, 2014