Vergne enjoys first Ferrari run-out in Adelaide show run


Jean-Eric Vergne enjoyed his first run-out behind the wheel of a Ferrari Formula 1 car on Saturday as he took part in a show run an Australian V8 Supercar event.

After three seasons in Formula 1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, Vergne was dropped at the end of the 2014 season to make way for Carlos Sainz Jr. and Max Verstappen.

However, the Frenchman found refuge at Ferrari for 2015, joining the Italian marque as its test driver. He will support the core race team with work in the simulator to aid development of the SF15-T.

On Saturday, Vergne made his first public appearance for Ferrari in a show-run at the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar event in Adelaide, completing laps on the old F1 circuit with a 2009 Ferrari F60.

Adelaide last hosted Formula 1 back in 1995, with the Australian Grand Prix moving to its current home in Melbourne for the 2006 season. However, the circuit still hosts major national events such as the Clipsal 500, which acts as the season opener for the Australian V8 Supercars championship.