Jaime Alguersuari, today, is a “young” 29 years old DJ. Yet he is also an “old” highly talented driver. Paradoxes of a destiny which saw the Spaniard excel in karting and in various Formula categories, becoming the youngest (at the time) driver making his debut in F1 at the Hungaroring in 2009, behind the wheel of Toro Rosso, to then be dismissed and quickly forgotten. “Too good” for the hyper-competitive world of Formula 1? Could it be? Those who knew him as a young boy, however, remember well the crystalline class and passion that put him on the track from the first race. Actually, from the second, as told by his father Jaime Alguersuari Sr.
“Jaime ran his very first race when he was 8 years and 7 months old. It was the penultimate round of the Catalunya Championship and drivers like Molina and Clos already raced in his category. I remember that the race was in October and, starting from that summer, we had brought Jaime to train right on the tracks where the two last races would have been held (Vic and Sils).