Jean-Eric Vergne

Jean-Eric Vergne receives proposal to return to Formula 1 in 2019

Jean-Eric Vergne says he was approached by a team about a possible return to Formula One in 2019.

Former Toro Rosso driver and former Ferrari test and development driver is now the current Formula E champion, having accumulated a record number of points in the electric season with the Techeetah team.

The 2018 driver’s fort may have spawned a series of approaches, from several teams in different series, including an F1 comeback.

“It’s a possibility. It’s funny how the motorsport world changes. When you change your state of mind, when you change a bit how you work, you see the results immediately, “Vergne told Crash-net.

“Three years ago, I did not think anyone would have called me F1 and said, ‘Hey, you have a contract for the next season’, so it’s great,” added the Frenchman.

Vergne did not reveal which particular team made the call from inside the F1, but said he would be happy to return, especially if the grid was closer and more competitive.

“Maybe Formula 1 wants to change that a bit. That’s the good thing about Formula E. With our team (Techeetah), it’s as if Marussia had won in Formula 1. It would be impossible in F1, “added Vergne.

“But maybe that can change. Maybe some teams can raise their bets and start fighting for victories again.
“It’s something that would interest me, to have another big challenge. This time, I think I would have all the tools at my disposal to do a good job in F1, “said the French driver.

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