Alguersuari on his first 12 months in F1
A year after making his Formula 1 debut, Jaime Alguersuari has established himself on the grid. But the Spaniard admits he is yet to unleash his full potential. Edd Straw talked to the Toro Rosso driver about his first 12 months in the sport
Jaime Alguersuari became the youngest driver in the history of the Formula 1 World Championship last August. At just 19 years and 125 days, the reigning British Formula 3 champion was thrust onto the grandest racing stage with no more than a day of straightline running and some demo runs in out-of-date machinery. Britain's Daily Mail was among the publications to seize on Alguersuari's inexperience and ask if the young Spaniard was "F1's most dangerous man".
In the end, Alguersuari wasn't even the most dangerous man in a Scuderia Toro Rosso that weekend, as team-mate Sebastian Buemi finished behind him after what was, by his own admission, an error-strewn race. Meanwhile, F1's youngest-ever driver did as good a job as could be expected in the circumstances, qualifying 1.2 seconds off Buemi, keeping out of trouble in the race and coming home 15th.
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