F1 team Toro Rosso to keep Riccciardo, Vergne

Formula One team Toro Rosso says its current driver line-up of

Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne will race again in the 2013


Toro Rosso made the announcement Wednesday. Both drivers joined

the team this season. Ricciardo is 17th with 12 points and Vergne

18th with nine in the drivers’ standings.

Team principal Franz Tost said in a statement that ”both

drivers have done a good job this season” and that ”everyone in

the team has been impressed with their maturity in terms of working

with engineers and their racecraft on track.”

Ricciardo says he is ”pumped” to return with Toro Rosso and

that there are ”big expectations for next year and I’m ready and

willing to fulfill them.” Vergne says he is ”really happy with

the good news.”