Alguersuari not sure about F1 future


Jamie Alguersuari

(GMM) Jaime Alguersuari reacted angrily on Thursday after journalists expressed doubt about the health of his formula one career.

The Spaniard had kept cool in the official FIA press conference at Valencia, when reporters asked him about rumors Daniel Ricciardo could replace him at Toro Rosso before the end of the season.

"At the time it was just one more rumor among all the thousands of others.

"But at the end of the press conference I realized for the first time that I'm sick and bored of all the nonsense.

"Apparently the rumor has more weight than the comments of (team chiefs) Franz Tost or Helmut Marko. I'm not worried about my future.

"I am sure of myself and feel the appreciation and the respect of the whole Red Bull organization," insisted Alguersuari, 21.

"If someone wants to know more about my future, or Buemi's or Ricciardo's, there is only one authority — Helmut Marko. Any other source is not valid.

"It's stupid and I'm bored of it," he concluded.

06/23/11 (GMM) Jaime Alguersuari on Thursday admitted he is not sure about his future in formula one.

Red Bull's driver manager Dr Helmut Marko this week refused to rule out stepping down a Toro Rosso racer before the end of the season to make room for promising Australian Daniel Ricciardo's debut.

Spaniard Alguersuari is regarded as the Toro Rosso driver most under pressure at present, given his recent performances with the Red Bull junior team.

"Alguersuari at the moment has major problems with the tires," Marko said on Austrian television Servus TV. "It is happening both in qualifying and in the race.

"We will look at the situation and find an appropriate solution," he added.

As for whether a premature end to a Toro Rosso driver's season is possible in 2011, Marko admitted: "In formula one you can't exclude."

Asked about his future in Valencia on Thursday, 21-year-old Alguersuari admitted he wasn't sure.

"I don't know about the situation on the future, I always try to do the best, I try to enjoy because it is my job and if I don't enjoy my job I would not be here," said the Spaniard.

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