'Impossible' to make friends in F1 - Vergne

Feb.28 (GMM) Relations remain cool in the Toro Rosso garage, but rookie Jean-Eric Vergne is not expecting to be friends with any of his other rivals in 2012.

Jean-Eric Vergne, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Jean-Eric Vergne, Scuderia Toro Rosso

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The Frenchman said recently that although he and Toro Rosso teammate Daniel Ricciardo may be fighting it out for a 2013 Red Bull seat, they need to work together to push the Faenza based team forwards this year.

But outside the Toro Rosso garage, 21-year-old Vergne is not hoping to make friends in Formula One.

"With Daniel and I it's going well, we've known each other for a long time," he told the L'Equipe sports daily.

"He is someone I get along well with and it's a pleasure to work with (him).

"We can be friends, but otherwise it's impossible to be friends with the F1 drivers -- unless you know you will be always in first place with the best car.

"For me, it's inconceivable to be friends with someone you want to beat," added Vergne.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo , Jean-Eric Vergne
Teams Toro Rosso
Tags red bull, ricciardo, tor rosso, vergne