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Formula 1 racing fans should be well familiar with the Red Bull Junior Team by now. Created just ten years ago, the names that have passed through it include Christian Klien, Scott Speed, Sebastien Buemi, Jaime Alguersuari, and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Klien was the first alumnus to get to F1, three years after the program began, and Sebastian Vettel was the first graduate to win a Grand Prix, in 2008, and the F1 title, last year.

There are four racers in the 2011 Red Bull Junior team, including Daniil Kvyat, rally scion Carlos Sainz, Jr. and Daniel Ricciardo, who topped the recent young drivers F1 test at Abu Dhabi. It also contains British F3 champion Jean-Eric Vergne, the first Frenchman ever to take the series.

Red Bulletin, Red Bull's magazine, did a profile on Vergne in this month's issue, then put us in touch with him so we could ask seven questions. For a pilot who looks like he's on his way to The Show very soon, our first one was: What's it like? Follow the jump for his answers.


Gallery: AB chats with Red Bull Junior Team's Jean-Eric Vergne


Continue reading Autoblog chats with Red Bull Junior Team member Jean-Eric Vergne

Autoblog chats with Red Bull Junior Team member Jean-Eric Vergne originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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