“I did my job and I hope that it is valued as much as possible.”
Tag Archive: El Confidencial
Unable to find a race seat for his F1 return, Jaime Alguersuari has signed up for a season of kart racing.
Still amid the Red Bull era, the so-called ‘works’ teams are looking ahead with great eagerness to 2014.
Red Bull has mastered the current era of aerodynamics-dominated regulations, where the normally-aspirated V8 engines have been ‘frozen’ for many years. That is all about to change. From next year, the cars will be powered by all-new turbo V6s integrated with sophisticated energy recovery or ‘ERS’ systems.
Ferrari is still pushing hard to give Fernando Alonso a title-winning Ferrari for the final back-to-back head-to-head with Sebastian Vettel.
With Red Bull and Vettel’s qualifying problems allowing Alonso to claw back 3 points in Abu Dhabi, the Spaniard is still 10 points adrift with just Austin and Brazil to go. And with the red F2012 still not a match for the Adrian Newey-penned RB8, Alonso said after finishing second in Abu Dhabi: “We need to keep working and in Maranello they work day and night to bring new parts.”
“If we can strengthen, 2014 will be much easier for us. Nobody has a guaranteed future in formula one.”
HRT needs to buckle down this winter to improve its formula one car, according to the struggling Spanish team’s leading driver Pedro de la Rosa. “We need a good winter to improve the car aerodynamically, which is our weak point,” he told El Confidencial.
Jaime Alguersuari hopes his “little notebook” can help him mount a return to the formula one grid for 2013.
Spain’s El Confidencial publication said the former Toro Rosso driver is eyeing the vacancy that has just opened up at Force India. There are plenty of other suitors for the job, but Alguersuari thinks his role as F1 tyre supplier Pirelli’s main test driver gives him an edge.
Christian Horner insists he is “very comfortable” with Red Bull’s stance regarding costs in formula one.
It is believed the energy drink-owned team, the reigning back-to-back world champions and the favourite to win again with Sebastian Vettel in 2012, is the sport’s biggest spender. “Red Bull spends about 250 million per season,” Williams’ Toto Wolff is quoted by El Confidencial.