Jaime Alguersuari joins our driver line up for the Grand Prix drivers VS The Lords Tavener’s, Alguersuari became the youngest Formula One driver to start a Grand Prix in history at the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix – at the age of 19 years, 125 days – and in the process, became the first driver to be born in the 1990s to compete in Formula One driving with the Toro Rosso team.
Jaime now competes in the FIA Formula E championships with the Virgin Racing Team, you can see Jaime at the first ever London ePrix in Battersea 2 days prior to Race Week!
Jaime Alguersuari began karting at the age of eight in his native Spain and it wouldn’t be long before he became the youngest-ever driver to make a Formula 1 race appearance and the first Spanish driver to follow in the footsteps of Fernando Alonso.
After success in the Formula Junior series and Formula Renault, the Spaniard moved into British Formula Three in 2008, once again making records by becoming the youngest-ever driver to take the championship during his debut year, securing five wins along the way and earning him a Formula 1 test with Red Bull.
The following year he competed in Formula Renault 3.5 Series but was called up to replace Sebastien Bourdais at the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards. A competent F1 debut saw him retain the drive for 2010, which produced some strong performances including two top-10 finishes. He remained with the team for 2011 before switching to become the test driver for F1 tyre manufacturer Pirelli.