F1 » Alguersuari 'surprised' to get chop

Jaime Alguersuari: Hardly a week ago, after karting in Brazil, I spoke with Helmut Marko and Franz Tost and they said that had plans for me in 2012...

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December 15, 2011 11:14 AM

I think most were surprised with you, mate. Buemi definitely deserved the chop, but Algersuari was perhaps a bit hard done by.

However, what's done is done and this article shows he has maturity well beyond his years. A successful F1 driver or not, with this attitude I think he'll be successful in life whatever he does.

I suspect HRT may now be looking his way. An all Spanish driver line up, I imagine, would look VERY attractive to them.

A.S. - Unregistered

December 15, 2011 11:25 AM

Buemi was very unlucky with technical gremlins on his car in the final part of the season, thus making Alguersuari looking better than he actually was. But STR/Red Bull saw it from inside, I presume :)

norville2 - Unregistered

December 15, 2011 11:53 AM

How many people do you know would be so grateful after just being dropped?....especially the way it was done.

Good luck for the future hope there are people who listen to your words and gain strength, being unemployed is no joke.......


December 15, 2011 11:59 AM

I was expecting Alguersuari and Riccardo, was a surprise he was dropped, at least they saw sense with Buemi.

The new pair should beware, you can be turfed out of STR at a moments notice as many drivers have found out to their cost.


December 15, 2011 12:33 PM

We're all surprised... you didn't deserve to get dropped you were showing a lot of form during the second half of the year and your race-craft was brilliant.

If Alguersuari isn't in F1 next year then that is ridiculous, I hope HRT pick him up for next season.


December 15, 2011 2:08 PM

I'm not really surprised. 3 years of indifferent results in a feeder team is enough.
And its a bit rich to claim he had the 'best results of a 21-year-old driver in F1 in 2011' - he was one of 2 (Perez being the other) but the only one who didnt miss races through injury. Then again, it has taken him 21 years to realise that 'life is full of opportunities and challenges' - really??

F1 drivers are incredibly talented but it does seem most of them are pretty dim, judging by their recent statements. The exceptions have the raw talent as well as the brain power to exploit it.

walrus909 - Unregistered

December 15, 2011 2:41 PM

Great comments from one who just got sacked. I guess putting it in persective, we normal people feel bitter loosing average jobs, but having had the best job in the world and loosing it, at least you had a shot.

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