Connect with us

F1 top news

Alguersuari quits racing for music career

Published

on


Alguersuari quits racing for music career

Alguersuari quits racing for music career

Former F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari has retired from motor racing at the age of 25.

In August, the ex-Toro Rosso racer had to step out of his Formula E cockpit following a fainting episode after the Moscow round, with his licence suspended by the FIA pending medical tests.

“Recently we learned the results,” he is quoted this week by the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, “and I’m fine with no illness, but I have decided to stop because it is a time for a change.

“Something tells me it’s time to take another road because I think I have fallen out of love with this bride (motor racing) who has been with me all of my life.

“I think it’s time to wake up in the morning and do something I love, and that is not cars.”

Alguersuari admitted that his great love is music, as he has worked extensively as a DJ and – under the stage name Squire – he released an album in 2011.

“The fainting (in Moscow) is a factor but not the only one,” Alguersuari admitted. “F1 was an important part of my life and afterwards I tested tyres (for Pirelli), I tested cars, I tried to be a commentator and I didn’t like it.

“I do not know what will happen next but I will make music. I have many people around me who do not understand my decision, but I want to live honestly, and that is not how I have felt in motor sport.

“I do not want more money, I want to live the truth,” he added. (GMM)

Loading...

Advertisement
Click to comment

Latest Results

F1 Testing Updates

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media