Ferrari have announced further changes to their test driver line-up with Jean-Eric Vergne joining the team.
Vergne, who was dropped by Toro Rosso at the end of the season, will develop the car in the team’s simulator. He will take over from Pedro de la Rosa, who is leaving after two years at Ferrari.
Vergne said he was “very honoured” to be joining “the most prestigious team in the history of Formula One”.
“The objective is a unanimous one and that is to help the Scuderia get back to the top step of the podium,” he added. “Having had two years working in the simulator for a top F1 team and three years racing with Toro Rosso, my experience will add to the great efforts that are currently being made in order to get the team back to its winning ways.”
Marc Gene and Davide Rigon will continue in their test driver roles.
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