Jean-Eric Vergne believes he has a “good chance” of returning to the Formula 1 grid with the Haas F1 Team. The new-for-2016 team has yet to announce its driver line-up.
Vergne, who raced for Toro Rosso between 2012 and 2014 before losing his seat, now races in the Formula E championship and finished seventh in the series maiden season.
Whilst he has signed a deal to race for the DS Virgin team next year, he is hoping to secure an F1 seat, which would lead to a “positive” predicament according to the Frenchman.
“There are a few of us [in the running] for two seats,” Vergne told Motorsport. “Let’s say there is a rather good chance for me to end up with Haas.
“Then, as far as Formula E is concerned, that’s too early to talk about it.
“If F1 comes, there will be two clashes. It’s way too early to say how that will go. I hope to have that kind of problem to sort out, that would be a good one to have!”
Vergne is currently a Ferrari reserve driver and he’s hoping that will help him in his bid for a seat.
“Today, I am focused on Formula E, and very much as well on my work with Ferrari, which of course pays off to land in the Haas team.”