Jaime Alguersuari is adamant that he will be driving a Formula One car in 2013.
The Spaniard was dropped by the Toro Rosso team after the 2011 season, and had to sit out this year´s championship. He was then picked up by the BBC Radio commentary team and also got the Pirelli testing job, where he is driving the 2010 Renault.
“No one can imagine my enthusiasm in this very moment. I’m just counting down the minutes to be behind the wheel of the most sophisticated machinery of the world. I could never imagine that I was going to miss so much the taste of Formula One.”
“Alongside this role I will keep my post with BBC Radio. I am really grateful to them for giving me the opportunity of joining such a professional team.
“I’m a happy man,” said Alguersuari on May 6.
Now he might be an even happier man, because a rumour is circulating in the media, that he is first in line for a possible vacant seat at Force India for 2013. Jaime has prevously stated that he will be in the 2013 championship. The rumour is well-known to Alguersuari,who even commented it in his column for El Deportivo.
“I have said that I will be in the world championship in 2013, but I did not say where and I will not tell you now. As of June, all sorts of rumours start going around in formula one, but they are just that – rumours.”
If Alguersuari is going to Force India,he could be filling Paul di Resta´s seat. The Scot has had a good debut year in 2011 and it is believed that Mercedes could be looking at a replacement for Schumacher.