F1 » Alguersuari: Bourdais hasn't given it his all in 2009

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James - Unregistered

July 14, 2009 11:53 AM

I think Takuma Sato is better than all 3 of them, I still can't understand why they chose Bourdais over him in the pre season testing when Taku was easily faster

Jim W - Unregistered

July 14, 2009 12:08 PM

Not sure what Senna's done to be seen as so worthy. Pantano beat him last year in GP2 and di Grassi would have done too if he'd had a full season. Apart from his (admittedly huge) marketing potential Senna is just another quick young driver. Alguersuari is very young but clearly has speed and with the testing ban putting him in the seat now is the only way to get him the experience he needs for next year. Sato would probably be the smartest bet simply due to his experience but I'm not sure that'll be at the forefront of Red Bull/STR's minds.

stephen - Unregistered

July 14, 2009 12:25 PM

I think if it's experience they are after then Bourdais has to stay. Not to mention titles he'swon

1999 - French F3 championship
2002 - F3000 Championship
2004 - 2007 - Champ Car Tiltes
Ok Sato is the next person i'd think because of his f1 experience, then Pantano, but Alguesuari has no f1 race experience and Senna hasn't won any championships.

robsurrey - Unregistered

July 14, 2009 12:36 PM

If I remember rightly, Sato couldn't bring enough money to the team. Alguersuari has Repsol money backing him. Senna started later than most drivers but learns fast and challenges people who have a lot more experience . I think he would adapt quickly to F1.

opsin - Unregistered

July 14, 2009 12:55 PM

Well, they pretty much already are, Max, after all. Which is part of the reason I don't think it's such a bad thing if Bourdais isn't with them any longer. It's a horrendously slow car, and when it's *supposed* to be the same as the RBR (although the nose is old nowobviously)...

It also just doesn't suit his style, which doesn't mean he isn't 'giving it his all'. I mean, look at his drive at Le Mans, why would he put everything into that and then just lounge about in F1 week to week!?


July 14, 2009 1:06 PM

To be brutally honest, Bourdais has been crap. If this other guy is faster than his then fair enough, give him a go. What has STR got to loose? They're at the back anyway so they can't really get any worse.

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