Alguersuari says Bourdais has lost STR seat

Jaimie Alguersuari on Monday indicated that Sebastien Bourdais has been ousted from his race seat at Toro Rosso. The 19-year-old Spaniard is the favourite to replace Frenchman Bourdais, whose immediate exit from the Red Bull-owned team is...

Jaimie Alguersuari on Monday indicated that Sebastien Bourdais has been ousted from his race seat at Toro Rosso.

The 19-year-old Spaniard is the favourite to replace Frenchman Bourdais, whose immediate exit from the Red Bull-owned team is expected to be confirmed on Tuesday.

Alguersuari told Radio Catalunya: "He is 30, he has a daughter, has won four championships in the American Champ Cars, won the F3000 here in Europe and, honestly, is a highly trained driver.

"But it seems that this year he has not given it everything, as he should have.

"I truly believe that the decision by Red Bull is just, but it is never nice to see someone taken away after half a season," Alguersuari added.

Toro Rosso on Monday would not comment.

If he makes his debut as expected in Hungary in two weeks, the Spaniard - not yet 19 and a half years old - would be the youngest ever Formula One race driver.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais
Teams Toro Rosso