(GMM) Jean Eric Vergne has confirmed he is becoming "more and more" involved in Red Bull's formula one program.
The 20-year-old is the energy drink outfit's replacement for ousted junior and F1 reserve driver Brendon Hartley.
There is no testing during the F1 season, but the Frenchman - who drives in British F3 and now in Hartley's Formula Renault 3.5 seat - is hoping to do the young driver session in Abu Dhabi in November.
And when asked if he is now working with Milton Keynes based Red Bull Racing, he answered: "More and more -- in the simulator.
"The objective is preparing for grands prix: we try different setups and there is also work on the (2011 car) RB7," said Vergne.
That would seem to indicate that he will definitely have a role with the F1 team next season.
"No project has been set for next year and it's too early to think about it. I don't know what I'll be doing in 2011," he insisted.
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