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Alguersuari gets set for first F1 test

Jaime Alguersuari prepares to take part in an F1 test for the first time following launch of the new STR5
Despite having half a season of F1 running under his belt already, Jaime Alguersuari will get the chance to take part in an F1 test for the first after helping to unveil the new Toro Rosso STR5 in Spain.

While Sebastien Buemi will take part in the early running of the new car in Valencia, Alguersuari will hit the track himself later this week in what will be his maiden F1 test – with the ban on in-season testing last year meaning all of the Spaniard's running came on Grand Prix weekends.

The youngster admits that that proved to be a disadvantage as he looked to make the large step in to F1 last year and he insisted that the extra track time available ahead of 2010 would be beneficial as he prepares for his first full season in the sport.

“Last year, every Grand Prix was a test, which was a big disadvantage,” he said. “I've been doing a lot of training in Austria and Spain with my personal trainer, which means we had plenty of time to get in good shape for the season.

“That doesn't mean the job is going to be much easier than last year, because F1 is always tough. But I do feel I can be more competitive and better prepared. Last year, everything happened so fast and I didn't know the car, the circuits or the team. This year, I will get to drive for several days before the first race, while last year I had no testing at all.”

Admitting that expectations will be higher going into the new campaign, Alguersuari added that he was keen to get behind the wheel of the car and was confident of a better season.

“It looks nice from the outside, and I know that its insides are also good,” he said of the car. “The basis is quite similar to last year's car and I think we can have a good year, partly down to the fact that I am better prepared. But let's wait and see as it is far too soon to say.

“As for the racing, I think the new rules will make it more exciting for spectators, as it will be less about strategy and, with qualifying run only on low fuel, the one who gets the pole position time will really be the fastest guy on track.”



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