Jaime Alguersuari is retiring from racing
Former F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari announced today in a press conference that he is retiring from car racing. The 25-year old Spaniard said that the reason of retirement isn’t health issues but his lost of love and interest for racing.
He competed for Virgin Racing Formula E Team in nine races of the first season of electric formulas, but he had to stop racing after fainting following Moscow ePrix in June. He was withdrawn from the London finale and underwent medical test. On today’s press conference Jaime said that his health is fine but he found another reason for retirement.
Alguersuari recorded 46 races in Formula One with Scuderia Toro Rosso from 2009 to 2011. In 2009, when debuted in F1 at Hungarian Grand Prix, he was younger F1 driver in history, aged 19 and 125 days. Max Verstappen broke this record in 2015 season. After lost his place in Toro Rosso Alguersuari was test driver for Pirelli in 2012 and 2013.
Last year he competed for Rowe Racing in ADAC GT Masters before he was hired by Virgin Racing. Before F1 career Alguersuari raced in Formula Renault 3.5 Series, British F3 International Series (2008 champion), Formula 3 Spain and Formula Renault 2.0. His car racing career started back in 2005 in Formula Junior 1.6 Italy.