Toro Rosso confirms Buemi, no Alguersuari deal as yet

2009 Scuderia Toro Rosso with team mates Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari

Nov.10 (GMM) A team spokesman has confirmed reports that Sebastien Buemi will be staying at Toro Rosso in 2010.

The European reports had added that while the 21-year-old Swiss rookie’s teammate Jaime Alguersuari is likely to also be retained, the Spanish teenager has not yet signed a contract.

“We have re-signed Buemi for next season, but we have not yet signed Jaime,” the spokesman confirmed to BBC Sport.

Alguersuari said in Spanish reports that he expects to stay in 2010.

“I hadn’t done almost a single kilometre (of testing) when I debuted so it was like going to the slaughter-house,” he explained in an interview with EFE news agency, referring to stepping into the ousted Sebastien Bourdais’ car mid-season.

“But I am satisfied with what I did, especially towards the end. I hope that next year I have less technical problems,” said Alguersuari.