F1 » Spurned Alguersuari hits out at F1 ‘auction’

Jaime Alguersuari slates F1's 'money over talent' policy amid hints that another seat was pulled out from under him.

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February 17, 2013 9:47 PM

On the subject of pay drivers. When F1 headed down this road 5 years ago this was to be the outcome. Now that its a reality everyone is saying what a shame. There was an option given at that time using a two tier system. That was vetoed. The other option involved making F1 a spec series. The second tier then needed pay drivers since the promise for a cap and buying items off the shelf had been broken.

Big Azza - Unregistered

February 17, 2013 10:27 PM

Even though it is really disappointing to not have Jaime on the grid this year, after being screwed by Red Bull last year, you would think he would appreciate than in F1, you cannot have "verbal agreements." Next time, get it in writing lad!


February 18, 2013 1:14 AM
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He has been playing his cards pretty badly. Big mistake refusing the Lotus offer. I can only assume he did so because he thought he was the likely successor to Webber's seat, because you wouldn't choose Torro Rosso over Lotus. What really nailed his coffin was arguing the toss with Helmut Head after he had gotten in Sebbity Seb's way.

Dean Dean

February 18, 2013 4:24 AM

Does he actually pay for his managements 'expertise', or are they also 'too talented to seek clients / sponsors elsewhere'...
Come on Jaime, keep your mouth shut please...AND maybe a team will accept that you're just a boy that's not had to fend for himself EVER in the top flight, and they might just forgive you for your continuous blabbering-on with such ridiculously naive comments...


February 18, 2013 6:34 AM

Jackie Stewart said that when he was trying to break into F1 most of the drivers got there because they had alot of family money and could afford to buy the cars to race. At least a pay driver attracts a sponsor who believes they are worth sponsoring. Gone are the days when Richie Rich could just go out and buy a car and place himself on the grid.

Chris - Unregistered

February 18, 2013 7:07 AM

I was looking forward to seeing him back, but with repect if he though a verbal discussion was going to keep him in F1 then maybe he shouldnt be there at all. Red Bull invested a fortune in him, he rewarded them with little, thats why he was shown the door. He had his chance, its someone else's chance to try shine now.

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