Jaime Algursuari was as soon as the British Formula 3 champion and, at simply 19 years previous, the youngest driver within the premier class. Red Bull junior crew Toro Rosso (now Alfa-Tauri) had a rocketing rise adopted by an nearly equally fast descent. Today Alguersuari is a DJ and produces music. His time within the Red Bull household left him traumatized, as he now admits in an interview with El Confidencial.
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“I used to be fortunate sufficient to be supported by Red Bull for a few years. Until they determined to do with out me,” says Jaime Alguersuari. The Spaniard’s Formula 1 profession started with a call-up from Red Bull in 2009, when he was to switch the sacked Sébastien Bourdais in Budapest. It ended with a cellphone name in 2011: Jaime Alguersuari and his teammate Sebastian Buemi needed to vacate the cockpits for Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne. Alguersuari’s poor qualifying and poor factors hole finally grew to become an excessive amount of for Red Bull and his Formula 1 profession ended after simply two years. “I could not perceive it. It was a really troublesome second for me mentally and emotionally!”
The Spaniard needed to reinvent himself professionally for the primary time on the age of 21. As a Pirelli take a look at driver, within the ADAC GT Masters or Formula E, by no means with any actual success. In 2015, Alguarsuari introduced the top of his motorsport profession and turned to music: as DJ Squire, he discovered a brand new love after Formula 1. “Music saved me,” says the 32-year-old. However, motorsport has not been utterly deserted, with the previous Toro Rosso driver collaborating in frequent (kart) races over the previous two years. However, he doesn’t wish to return to Formula 1.
Alguersuari: Opponents congratulated, Red Bull was by no means glad
Constant stress and competitors received to him. “There are two vehicles and you’re all the time in comparison with your associate.” In the intra-team Toro Rosso duel, Alguersuari Buemi needed to concede defeat in two out of three seasons. “I used to be very depressed. It prevented me from dwelling a traditional life. Not simply in the direction of Helmut Marko and Red Bull. In entrance of the entire motorsport world,” admits the 32-year-old.
“You by no means felt at peace with Red Bull, even once you did a great job,” says Jaime Algursuari of his time with the Austrian racing crew. “Your opponents have congratulated you greater than your individual crew.” Red Bull was by no means glad. “Nothing was ever sufficient.” He sees the same sample with Max Verstappen and his father Jos. “This is Red Bull School.” He has been going via the identical factor since he was accepted into the Red Bull youth program on the age of 15.
Jaime Alguersuari admitted that he was not likely prepared for Formula 1 in 2009. However, with maybe the one risk of entering into the premier class, he stated sure anyway. And out of a way of responsibility. “Red Bull was nearly like my mother and father. They pay you to your profession so you’ll be able to compete. And they make the choices.” Although it has been over ten years, Alguersuari has not let time go within the Formula 1 paddock. “I nonetheless dream about it.” Red Bull Motorsport Director Dr. Helmut Marko performs a serious function in his (night time) goals.
Alguersuari is again on social media
“This powerlessness and frustration of by no means coming. And Mr. Marco, all the time indignant and scolding.” The Spaniard then appears to be like like a baby. “It shocked me and I’m positive Bumi will need to have felt one thing comparable.” The recollections maintain coming again. “I did remedy and after my retirement, many psychologists tried to assist me,” stated the Barcelona native. But with out success. “Sometimes I get up crying. I dream that I’m sitting on a pleasant lap, however Mr. Marco was nonetheless upset.”
There was no remark from Red Bull, however Jaime Alguarsuari had already hit again on Twitter. He refuted his feedback and thanked Dr. Helmut Marko and Red Bull introduced. “Helmut was my trainer and somebody who all the time pushed me to do my finest. And past.” He would by no means have achieved a lot in his life with out Red Bull, the previous Toro Rosso driver is 100% positive. In music as in racing.