Jaime Alguersuari is refusing to worry about his future with Toro Rosso, insisting he has no issue with waiting until the end of the season to learn his fate.
Alguersuari joined Toro Rosso mid-way through the 2009 season when he was called up to replace Sebasiten Bourdais. And although he failed to bag a single point in those eight races, the Spaniard was retained for the 2010 season.
That year proved to be better for Alguersuari, who netted five points, three less than his team-mate Sebastien Buemi. This year, though, he once again finds himself behind the Swiss driver in the rankings with 10 points compared to Buemi’s 12.
But despite again being second best, the Spaniard is adamant he is not worried about his future in Formula One.
“For the moment I’m at Toro Rosso for this year and I don’t know anything about next year,” he told ESPNF1..
“I don’t think about next year because every year we sort contracts at the end of the year and you never know what might happen – in a good or a bad way.
“We will see how the season finishes, I mean at the end the main objective for is to keep up the job we have been doing all year and to keep the team high up – eighth position, seventh would be crazy, but at least eighth.”
As for his long-term goals, Alguersuari says he would love to be in a race-winning car, driving for the best team in Formula One.
“My intention in the end is that I want to be the best at my job. And one day I want to the best, in the best car and the best team. But I am looking for it because I’m not here to be 17th, 18th every weekend, I want to win.
“You feel that you are getting more of a name and more respect, but this is not my only intention; my intention is to become a better driver, to improve myself every day and I am very proud with what Red Bull and I have done with myself.
“I am 21-years-old and I started with Red Bull when I was 15 and they put me in Formula One when I was 19. I didn’t know the car but now I am starting to improve, so I’m happy to be here.
“That is important in life, to feel free and feel happy, but obviously one day in life I want to be on top and I want to win. Hopefully it won’t take too long.”