Alguersuari says 2013 return 100 per cent certain

Jaime Alguersuari (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso. Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Preparations, Monza, Italy, Thursday 8 September 2011.May 16 (GMM) Former Red Bull driver Jaime Alguersuari has told Spanish publications he is absolutley certain that he will be on the 2013 Formula One grid.

“This is the best year of my life,” he told Mundo Deportivo, referring to 2012, the year after his young F1 career stalled when he was dropped by backer Red Bull.

“I’m only 22,” said Spaniard Alguersuari, who is now Pirelli’s main test driver and a co-commentator for British radio. “I’m in the prime of my life.

“It is increasingly clear that what happened with Toro Rosso was not a sporting decision. It was an internal decision and I don’t want to go deeper.”

He sounded confident about the future.

“It is 100 per cent that I will return in 2013. After being with Pirelli I will have very important knowledge. I knew that this transitionary step was necessary and I’m very happy,” said Alguersuari.

“If I had gone [to be a test driver] with a team, with all due respect, I’d have no options now.

“I am developing a product [Pirelli tyres] that nobody understands but that is vital for F1 – to know the tyres and to understand them. I’m in the right place,” he is quoted by La Vanguardia newspaper.

“I chose to be with Pirelli because I knew it would be the most important (element) in F1.

“I know where I am and I know where I’ll be next year,” he insisted.

  • Mopar21277

    He’s so valuable and wonderful in his own mind… he could be in the Caterham, as Heikki will likely move on.

  • Obviously

    His favorite word is “I”….. Blah blah blah….

    He will never have a drive.. He is a dick, without the talent. Lol.

  • Alonsofan

    the man is so full of himself.I had little sympathy for him when redbull sacked him but its now gone.

  • Psych4191

    Jaime reminds me of the Busch brothers in Nascar. So incredibly self-centered and entitled. He needs to get his ass kicked like they did. That would shut him the hell up with the selfish act. He’s a good racer, but a horrible person.