Despite being a season less in racing experience, Jean-Éric Vergne born in 1990 has challenged his teammate Ricciardo on more then one occasion in the crunch battle of teammates. Despite showing far superior speed when compared to Ricciardo, Jean-Eric has to be said was overlooked for the seat at Red Bull in 2014. It would be an interesting challenge for him from the next season, as he would need to reinvent himself while challenging a fresh breed of driver as his teammate in 2014. Would he make further progress in his career is a question that only time can answer.
Starts the season with a eighth place finish in Australia