Jaime Alguersuari sounds confident his F1 career is not over at the tender age of 21.
With not a single kilometre of F1 circuit testing behind him, the Spaniard made his debut mid 2009 but two years later has been dropped by Toro Rosso. To EFE news agency, he insisted he is not despondent, albeit whilst acknowledging it will be “quite difficult” to find a race seat for 2012.
“I am looking at some options, there are some things and soon there will be news,” said Alguersuari. “I am starting a new phase because I am only 21, I have done more than my job at Toro Rosso, starting at 19 years old. I think I did a good season, not a bad one.
“I do not have any resentment, I am not angry or sad — the opposite, I thank them (Red Bull) for everything they gave me. They chose to bring me into Formula One and obviously I would have liked to continue. I have to be mature, I don’t want to judge whether the decision is good or bad. I want to have a positive message.
“Every cloud has a silver lining. I know that news (about my future) will come, I feel more relaxed than when I was at Toro Rosso. I think my time in F1 is not stopping here.”
EFE reported that Alguersuari said he didn’t know if HRT was interested in pairing him with Pedro de la Rosa, or whether he might become Red Bull’s official reserve driver for 2012.