After a long delay, the Scuderia Toro Rosso squad finally confirmed Friday that Jaime Alguersuari will continue to race for the team this season. The announcement puts an end to rumors that the young Spaniard, who turns 20 on March 23, would be dropped by the Red Bull-owned squad.
Alguersuari became the youngest driver to take part in a grand prix last year, when he replaced Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
"Considering that he made his debut only halfway through 2009, at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with no prior testing, he did a good job, making steady progress throughout the second half of the year, with a mature approach considering he is still only 19 years old," said team principal Franz Tost. "This season, he will again face a steep learning curve, as all the circuits in the first part of the season will be new to him. Jaime's appointment also confirms our team's commitment to bringing on graduates of the Red Bull Young Driver Program."
Sebastien Buemi will again partner Alguersuari in the team.