Dec.3 (GMM) Official spokespeople has played down fears that Jaime Alguersuari is set to lose his Toro Rosso race seat.
The recently published FIA entry list reinforced the fact that while Sebastien Buemi will still be on the grid next March, his 2009 teammate Alguersuari’s participation is yet to be confirmed.
But a Red Bull spokesperson is quoted as saying by Spain’s Diario AS: “Buemi will be racing with Toro Rosso, and Jaime is almost assured (a seat).”
The report named the Australian reigning champion of British F3, Daniel Ricciardo, as an alternative for the second Toro Rosso seat.
AS also suggested that there are some outstanding question marks about Alguersuari’s financial contribution to the Faenza based team for 2010.
The young Spaniard is currently training in Fuschl (Austria), and he suggested to the Diario Sport publication that he is not worried about his future.
“Red Bull are the ones that must make the announcements,” he said.
In the same report, a Toro Rosso spokeswoman said Alguersuari is “undoubtedly among the favourites” to be Buemi’s 2010 teammate.