Alguersuari admits 2009 F1 debut 'possible'

Jaime Alguersuari's Formula One debut could occur earlier than 2010, according to the latest speculation in Spain. From this weekend's German Grand Prix, the teenager is Red Bull's new reserve driver for both energy drink-owned teams, and he ...

Jaime Alguersuari's Formula One debut could occur earlier than 2010, according to the latest speculation in Spain.

From this weekend's German Grand Prix, the teenager is Red Bull's new reserve driver for both energy drink-owned teams, and he recently indicated he is targeting a full time Toro Rosso seat in 2010.

But he has also admitted to the sports newspaper AS that a debut within the remaining nine races of this season is "a possibility".

"The possibility exists, but they haven't said anything to me," Alguersuari, 19, said.

"I believe it is more realistic to think about taking this step next year. I believe I would need many more kilometres and experience to race in F1, so the best thing would be to arrive well prepared next year.

"If I could decide right now what to do I would say 2010, although a lot of things can happen," said Alguersuari, the reigning British F3 champion who is contesting the 2009 World Series by Renault.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Toro Rosso