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Racer of the Month - Jaime Alguersuari

Career's Best Qualifying Position at the Belgian grand Prix 20116

Points finishes in 20117 times

Total Points in the season26

Best finish of the season7th place (x2)

Total Retirements in the season3

2010 Season position19 (5points)

From a seventh place in qualifying in the Chinese Grand to an eighth place finish at the debut Indian Grand Prix, Jaime Alguersuari has had an outstanding season and is our racer of the month

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, Jaime Alguersuari became the youngest driver to start an F1 race, and since then the Spanish racer is constantly gaining popularity in the F1 paddock. He started off as a reserve driver for Red Bull and Toro Rosso in 2009 and was given his first breakthrough at Hungaroring and after that there was no looking back for the Toro Rosso driver.

 

 



Alguersuari stood not too far behind team-mate Sebastien Buemi in the 2010 season but this year he has completely outshined his Swiss partner. Starting from a seventh place qualifying position in the Chinese Grand Prix to the very recent inaugural Indian Grand Prix in which he took eighth place to the chequered flag, he has been nothing short of impressive.



The 21-year old racer secured his career’s best sixth place qualifying position at the Belgian Grand Prix, but had to retire from the race after his car suffered from accident damage. Post the mid-season break; he has been displaying colossal talent and skill behind the wheel. The Italian Grand Prix at Monza saw the rookie driver start the race from 18th position but worked his way up the order to find sixth points taking seventh place to the finish line. He also secured another seventh place at the Korean Grand Prix.

 

 


 


So far Alguersuari has managed to qualify twice within the top 10 places and seven points finishes in the season giving him the 13th place on the championship table with 26 points, nine points ahead of team-mate Buemi.



Going by the way the Toro Rosso driver has been converting his grid positions to points for himself as well as his team, and managing to outperform team-mate Buemi, the likelihood of him securing a seat in Red Bull probably in 2013 is increasing with every race, especially with Mark Webber’s retirement age being around the corner.

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