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Alguersuari retires from motor racing aged 25

Alguersuari retires from motor racing aged 25

Former F1 and Formula E driver Jaime Alguersuari has announced that, he is retiring from motor racing, at the age of just 25, and the Spaniard explained that he has lost his “love for this girlfriend”.

He became F1’s youngest ever race driver at the of 19 years and 125 days when he made his first appearance for Toro Rosso in 2009. The record stood until this season when Dutch 17-year-old Max Verstappen made his first appearance for the same team.

Following he stayed at Toro Rosso 2010 and 2011 campaign. He left F1 at the end of the 2011 season and to joins as a test driver role for Pirelli for two years, and most recently competed in the Formula E electric series with Virgin Racing team.

But, he was unable to take part in the season finale in London as his licence was temporarily suspended by the FIA after he faint during the Moscow ePrix.

“I need a change,” the 25-year-old Alguersuari said.

“I’ve lost my love for this girlfriend. I’m 25 and I’ve decided to start a new chapter.

“It’s not a sad day. I’ve had fun driving. Right now I’m not crazy about racing. That’s why I’ve decided to stop.”

He added: “Nowadays I don’t belong in racing, but I can’t say it’s the end either.”

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