Jaime Alguersuari announces his retirement

Former Toro Rosso driver in F1 and Virgin Racing in Formula e, Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari announced his retirement this Thursday.

Published on 01/10/2015 à 13:02

Pierre Tassel

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Jaime Alguersuari announces his retirement

It was during a press conference organized in Madrid that the Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari has confirmed his retirement from motorsport at just 25 years old. The native of Barcelona in Catalonia had started in car in Italy before heading to Great Britain and the British F3 in 2008, a championship he won that same year with Team Carlin.

As early as 2009, Alguersuari replaced Frenchman Sébastien during the season. Bourdais in Toro Rosso before continuing two additional seasons until 2011 alongside the Swiss Sébastien Buemi.

In 2014, it's in the news Formula e that he had given a new direction to his career by joining Virgin Racing. But at the arrival of the Moscow ePrix, uneasiness led FIA to suspend Spaniard's license. Medical examinations were subsequently carried out.

“I decided to stop because it’s time for a change. » admitted, quoted by Marca, the son of Jaime Alguersuari Sr, boss of RPM Racing, which will organize in 2016 the Formula 3.5 Series.

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