Jaime Alguersuari confirmed at Scuderia Toro Rosso 

Written by David on July 20th, 2009 at 1:15 pmLast Update: July 20th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso has confirmed that Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari will take Sebastien Bourdais’ race seat starting from this weekend’s 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix.

“I would like to thank Red Bull for giving me this great opportunity to race in Formula 1. Ever since I started racing this has been my dream and thanks to the Red Bull Junior Programme I will now realise my ambition of lining up on a Grand Prix grid,” said Alguersuari upon the announcement.

“Red Bull’s stated aim for Scuderia Toro Rosso is that, when possible, it should be used to provide a seat for products of its Young Driver Programme,” said STR boss Franz Tost. “We therefore chose Alguersuari as the most mature driver currently in the programme,” he continued.

“I do not expect anything from him for at least his first three races, during which he has to get used to the car, the team and to the Formula 1 environment,” he added.

Alguersuari will become F1′s youngest driver to race in a Grand Prix (19 years and 125 days), this weekend at the Hungaroring.

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