Alguersuari knows where he’ll be in 2012

(L to R): Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Scuderia Toro Rosso with Jaime Alguersuari (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Sebastien Buemi with Jaime Alguersuari in Brazil

Nov.28 (GMM) Jaime Alguersuari has hinted strongly that he knows he is being retained by the Toro Rosso team for the 2012 season.

Earlier at Interlagos, the Spaniard said he would leave formula one if the team’s owner Red Bull decides to replace him, with the energy drink company’s newest rookies Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne waiting in the wings.

But after the 2011 season finale at Interlagos on Sunday, 21-year-old Alguersuari told Europa Press he is “very clear” what he will be doing next year.

“It’s been an incredible year and I am very clear where I will be in 2012,” he is quoted as saying.

“Now that the season is finished, and for those who worry about my future, I will say that I am very clear about where I will be in 2012,” Alguersuari repeated.

He said he had achieved his objectives for 2011; his second full season in F1.

“I asked for three things: to improve my final position in the standings, to score more points than in 2010, and to beat my teammate. I basically achieved them all.”

Much more uncertain is the future of his teammate Sebastien Buemi, who Alguersuari described as “a formidable driver and an excellent person”.

  • Tamburello_1994

    Toro Roso would be wise to stay put with what they have. 2011 was suppose to be a great leap forward, pre-season testing was promising. At the end of it all I don’t think either driver was able to step out and prove whom was better. So give them another year being that money really isn’t an issue so a “pay driver” is not needed.