Jaime Alguersuari has revealed he has “no problem” with F1’s plans to travel to Japan in October.
Some leading MotoGP riders, like Valentino Rossi, have revealed they have grave reservations about travelling to the country in the wake of the nuclear disaster.
“I was hoping the championship organisers would make the right decision and now we’ve got a serious problem,” Italia media quote him as saying.
Suzuka, however, is much further from the Fukushima nuclear station than is MotoGP venue Motegi.
And Toro Rosso’s Alguersuari told Diario Sport: “I have no problem going to Japan. The situation is calm.”
Meanwhile, at Red Bull’s second F1 team, there is huge pressure on both Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi to retain their places for 2012 amid the expectation Daniel Ricciardo will take one seat.
Spaniard Alguersuari, 21, said he has always planned his future “one day at a time”.
“In F1 you are always under constant pressure so that’s why I like to live in the present and enjoy everything I do.”