Jaime Algersuari was as soon as the British Formula 3 champion and, at simply 19, turned the youngest driver within the top notch. A speedy rise to Red Bull junior workforce Toro Rosso (now AlfaTauri) was adopted by an equally speedy descent. Today, Alguersuari DJs and produces music. His time within the Red Bull household left him with psychological trauma, he now admits in an interview with El Confidencial.
Don’t dangle up: Life-changing requires Algersuari
“I was fortunate sufficient to be supported by Red Bull for a few years, till they determined to do with out me,” says Jaime Alguersuari. The Spaniard’s Formula 1 profession started in Budapest in 2009 when he was invited by Red Bull to exchange the sacked Sebastien Bourdais. It ended with a telephone name in 2011: James Algersuari and his team-mate Sebastian Buemi had to vacate the cabins of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne. Alguersuari’s weak point in qualifying and poor factors had been an excessive amount of for Red Bull and his Formula 1 profession ended after two years. “I did not perceive it. Mentally and emotionally, it was a very tough second for me!”
The Spanish specialist had to vary his skilled route for the primary time on the age of 21. As a Pirelli check driver, ADAC has by no means had actual success in GT Masters or Formula E. In 2015, Algersuari introduced the top of his motorsport profession and turned to music: as DJ Squire, he discovered a new love after Formula 1. “Music saved me,” says the 32-year-old. However, the previous Toro Rosso driver (kart) has not utterly given up on motorsport, and has competed a number of instances previously two years. However, he doesn’t need to return to Formula 1.
Alguersuari: Opponents congratulated, Red Bull by no means happy
The fixed strain and competitors bought to him. “Having two automobiles and consistently evaluating you to your accomplice.” Alguersuari Buemi had to confess defeat in two of the three seasons within the inner workforce Toro Rosso duel. “I was very upset. It prevented me from residing a regular life. Not solely in opposition to Helmut Marko and Red Bull. Against the entire world of motorsport,” admits the 32-year-old.
“You by no means get together with Red Bull, even if you do properly,” says Jaime Algersuari of his time with the Austrian racing workforce. “You had been congratulated extra by your opponents than by your individual workforce.” Red Bull was by no means happy. “Nothing was ever sufficient.” He sees a related sample with Max Verstappen and his father Jos. “This is the Red Bull faculty.” He’s been via the identical factor since he was accepted into Red Bull’s youth program on the age of 15.
Jaime Algersuari admitted that he was not prepared for Formula 1 in 2009. However, because of the potential of coming into the primary class, he stated sure anyway. And out of a sense of responsibility. “Red Bull was like my dad and mom. They pay for a profession to race. And they make choices.” Even after greater than a decade, Algersuari has not missed his time on the Formula 1 circuit. “I nonetheless dream about it.” Red Bull Motorsport Director Dr. Helmut Marko performs a main function in his (evening) dream.
Alguersuari is making a comeback on social media
“This helplessness and frustration by no means got here. And Mr. Marko was at all times offended and quarreled. Then the Spaniard appears like a youngster. “It damage me a lot and I’m certain Buemi went via the identical factor.” The reminiscences hold coming again. “I did remedy, after I retired a number of psychologists tried to assist me,” says the resident of Barcelona. But with out success. “Sometimes I get up crying. I dream that I have a good knee, however Mr. Marco continues to be upset.’
There has been no remark from Red Bull, however Jaime Alguersuari has returned to Twitter. He denied his feedback and thanked Dr. Helmut Marko and the Red Bull public. “Helmuth was my instructor and at all times pushed me to do my greatest. Despite this”. Without Red Bull, he would by no means have achieved such nice success in his life, the previous Toro Rosso driver is 100% certain. In music as in racing.