F1 » HRT admit Alguersuari deal 'unlikely'


Luis Perez Sala says it is unlikely HRT would chase a deal with Jaime Alguersuari for 2012

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jose - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 2:36 PM

Taz.. what a silly response..willing to bet that HRT shows a big
improvement over last year. Liuzzi has been with the team for some time now, why change. Surely Alguersuari has nothing to
offer as far as talent goes. Maybe as a test, Friday driver.
Actually I think that roll may go to Karthikeyan.

Jose

Liam48

December 21, 2011 2:46 PM

It will be ridiculous if he doesn't get a drive for next season. It is a waste of talent if he's booted from Formula 1 when drivers like Maldonado and de la Rosa get a drive. I'm a fan of Alguersuari and have paid a lot of interest to his performance this year and have been hugely impressed with his maturity and race craft i.e. Korea and his speed i.e. Spa qualifying. HRT or Williams give this guy a seat and he'll kick his team mate into the weeds.

richard

December 21, 2011 3:19 PM

jose. the sun must have gone to your head, or else the boom hit you! algy is actually quite good and being spanish should have given him an advantage for a seat in a team who are trying o forge a "spanish team" identity. as for karthikeyan being a suitable person to take the seat.....hahahahaha. that is, as i said before, unless he brings them 40m. there are serious doubts hanging over the team, and taz's comment was not silly, it is a fact that car may not be ready. hrt are not going to stun anyone next year, unless there is a serious amount of funding available, and that doesn't look likely at the moment.

sodesu

December 21, 2011 4:52 PM
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"Pedro Diniz", you're dead right actually. F1 today is probably LESS about money than it was at first. There have always been pay drivers, in fact in early F1 there were plenty of royalty and rich eccentrics who bought themselves expensive toys and played racing heroes. Then there were the likes of Deletraz etc... The thing that bothers many people today is that while Europe and to some extent the US is where the racing tradition and infrastructure is, it's no longer where the money is. And the parts of the world that are doing well and are willing to invest in motor racing obviously want to invest in local talent - even if said local talent isn't quite as well developed as the many talented young racers you'll find in the west. Sure it may be unfair, but F1 has always been a high budget sport, and as such it has never ever been fair. Even today, the kids who get the chance to race in karts all have rich parents who paid for them.

Kranalif - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 7:00 PM

Sodesu: I could not agree more. NO BODY in F1 is untalented. Just because you have money, doesn't mean you are Formula 1 material anyways.

Alguersuari was given a chance, and he got the boot. If everybody thinks he deserves a SECOND chance, so be it, but notice that there are a lot of people waiting for a FIRST chance.

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