Vergne aiming for repeat performance

By on Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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Jean-Eric Vergne says he is aiming for a repeat of last year's Canadian Grand Prix result as the Frenchman attempts to end a run of misfortune.

Vergne has not finished in the top 10 since the opening round of the year after being beset by collisions and technical issues.

Vergne collected a career-best sixth place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2013 and the Toro Rosso racer is aiming for a repeat.

"I had a very good Grand Prix there last year and I will be trying for a repeat performance this time, although finishing sixth, like I did in 2013 will not be easy," he said.

"It is very demanding on the brakes, because of the hard braking areas after fast sections and you also need good top speed because of the long straight down the back. So you run less aero there."

Vergne says that he enjoys the 'danger' element that the circuit provides.

"People say the track is dangerous and maybe that’s part of its appeal," he added.

"I find the circuits where the barriers are 100 metres away from the track a bit dull. Taking a corner flat out, right on a knife edge, with walls to your left and right is a completely different feeling to going flat out where you know that if you go off you have several hundred metres
of run-off."


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