In keeping with their tradition of introducing a couple good drivers along with mediocre drivers, Toro Rosso has dropped Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari. Their 2012 lineup: Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.
While I like Vergne, I can’t understand dropping Alguersuari.
Toro Rosso is apparently all about introducing young talent into F1, but what is the point if Alguersuari never races in it again? He’s actually worthwhile unlike the other drivers who have come through in the past for the team *cough*Scott Speed*cough*.
So, hopefully that Alguersuari to HRT to make an all-Spanish team rumor is true. It’s a downgrade, but maybe it’s just temporary.
Of course, the duo had raced for the team since 2009.
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