Alguersuari frustrated with young driver test rules

Jaime Alguersuari is frustrated that Formula One rules will prevent him from taking part in next month's Jerez testing. The 2009 Sporting Regulations provide for three days of 'young driver training' in December. But only drivers with less...

Jaime Alguersuari is frustrated that Formula One rules will prevent him from taking part in next month's Jerez testing.

The 2009 Sporting Regulations provide for three days of 'young driver training' in December.

But only drivers with less than three F1 races under their belts are eligible, meaning that 19-year-old Alguersuari, who made his Formula One debut mid-season without any prior circuit testing, is not eligible.

The Spaniard is frustrated that his 2010 rivals including Nico Hulkenberg are allowed to run, while fellow teens Brendon Hartley and Mirko Bortolotti test for Toro Rosso.

Alguersuari is yet to be re-signed by the Faenza based team for 2010.

Spain's AS newspaper reports that he has written a letter to the Spanish motor sport federation, arguing that the FIA should allow him to take part in the young driver test.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Brendon Hartley , Nico Hulkenberg , Jaime Alguersuari , Mirko Bortolotti
Teams Toro Rosso