F1 » Alguersuari swaps motor for mic


Former Toro Rosso pilot Jaime Alguersuari is expected to be confirmed as BBC Radio's latest F1 pundit.

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Andrea - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 8:36 AM

I'd rather see him on the track as he did well towards the end of last season. That's a hard fact of life for drivers that cannot find a seat for this season. What a waste, I think he is a good driver (like many that this year have fallen out of the drivers list for random reasons)...hope he does not end up the whole season like Anthony Davidson (few seasons ago) and Karun Chandhoc, hoping for a seat to become available.
Andrea

limited slip - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 8:51 AM

Sounds like its all over to me, how can you hope to pick up a drive by being a commentator. Any reserve driver role (even HRT) is better than that, at least he might get some Friday running to show what he can still do.

Googolplex

March 06, 2012 9:39 AM

I agree with the above.

It's a bit early for taking up the retirement mike.

Getting good results in another category seems like a better way of keeping him under consideration of the teams, rather than swanning around the paddock with a mike in his hand.

Chris - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 10:28 AM

I would have thought the third driver role at Mercedes would have been ideal for him. Even if he didn't get much running in the car, he'd have kept a foot in the door at least, it worked for Hulkenberg at Force India

Futini - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 11:27 AM

So this appointment is part of the cost cutting the BBC needed to do in order to save money this year?

You know, the cost cutting that still includes them sending a full presentation team and associated production team to every single race regardless if they are showing it live?

As for Alg, bad move my friend, as it worked oh so well for Davidson getting another drive. ..... oh wait

richard

March 06, 2012 12:06 PM

whilst it may appear to be a rather silly move, it in fact is a way of keeping himself in the limelight. after all, he will be in pit lane at every race, chatting to various teams. so his presence there can only help.
further, he is only 22 and there are many many f1 drivers who have never even sat in a f1 car at that age. so he could be in a good spot, should any of the other drivers have to pull out, or are shown the door, mid season!

Liam48 - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 1:02 PM

Hopefully this will be his only season... I'm saying that because I want to see him back in a race car, I'm a fan of his and believe he had a lot more to offer than what he had been given at Toro Rosso. I will enjoy hearing him thus year and I'm sure his fan base in Britian will increase!

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