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Jaime Alguersuari

Jaime Alguersuari
Nationality:
Spanish flag
Helmet:
Jaime Alguersuari's 2009 Helmet Copyright: Red Bull/Getty
DoB:
23 March 1990
(age 27)
From:
Barcelona, Spain
Teams:
Red Bull, Toro Rosso

He is the 2008 British Formula 3 Champion, being the youngest ever to have won the title. Jaime replaced Brendon Hartley as Red Bull (both RB and STR) test and reserve driver for the remainder of the 2009 season. In 2009 he also competed in the World Series by Renault for Carlin Motorsport.

Toro Rosso (2009)

Just 3 weeks after becoming reserve driver, Jaime had been confirmed to take a race seat at Toro Rosso, replacing the sacked Sebastian Bourdais. His debut race came at the Hungarian GP where his first qualifying session did not go to plan and was forced to retire from it with a hydraulics problem. He did however manage to finish his debut race in 15th.

His participation in this race meant that Jamie became the youngest person ever to take part in an F1 race at 19 years 3 months & 3 Days.

However as the season continued and the pressure mounted for him to start performing resulted in a series of mistakes and crashes. With the lack of testing under current F1 regulations the feeling was that Alguersuari lacked the necessary experience to control an F1 car. He did remain at Toro Rosso until the end of 2009, his best result being a 14th place at Brazil. However it remains to be seen if he will be again racing for Toro Rosso next year.

Record - Youngest person ever to take part in an F1 race - 19 years, 3 months & 3 Days.

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  • Red Bull
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  • Spain
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