Nov.7 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jaime Alguersuari’s Red Bull dream is still alive, even though he might lose his Toro Rosso seat after the looming 2011 finale.
The 2012 lineup of the energy drink company’s secondary team remains completely open, with Alguersuari, his current teammate Sebastien Buemi, and also Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne all in the running.
At the very least, however, Spaniard Alguersuari has had less time to develop than has his more experienced teammate Buemi, and 11 more points in the bag so far this season.
And he also sounds confident.
“My goal is to stay with Red Bull,” he is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace. “I want to stay with them and give them victories.
“I came to F1 without any miles but I have progressed, as has the team. The team goes nowhere without the driver, nor the driver without the team.”
Alguersuari’s hope for 2012, therefore, is that “Toro Rosso confirms me as the driver”.
Beyond that, he is targeting the world championship, but to do that “I need the car and I hope Red Bull give it to me some day”.
For now, he is putting his eggs in the Toro Rosso basket, calling the Faenza based team one “of the future” that is able to “fight for the top (places) in three or four years”.