‘I don’t suppose me or Carlos Sainz ever appreciated Crimson Bull’ : PlanetF1

Jaime Alguersuari stated that he believes neither he nor fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz loved their time at Crimson Bull.

Alguersuari started racing full-time for Toro Rosso in 2009 and a 12 months later Sainz joined the Crimson Bull group as a part of their junior staff.

The 2 would have been working collectively via to when Alguersuari left the staff in 2011 with one other Crimson Bull junior driver, Daniel Ricciardo, taking his place regardless of his run of fine outcomes.

That might show to be Alguersuari’s final season in System 1 and whereas Sainz went onto larger and higher issues with stints at Renault, McLaren and now Ferrari, the previous suspects that Crimson Bull have been at all times trying to find “one other driver profile”.

He highlighted his father, a former grand prix motorcyclist, and Sainz Sr, a rally driver, as the explanation why the pair weren’t what Crimson Bull have been on the lookout for.

“I feel neither I nor Carlos ever appreciated Crimson Bull,” the 32-year-old advised El Confidencial.

“They helped us as a result of there was expertise and we have been value it. However deep down they’re on the lookout for one other driver profile.

“I say it with my hand on my coronary heart. Crimson Bull desires to seek out drivers in the midst of a lake, who will not be identified, not their household, not their mates, and who solely rely on Crimson Bull.

“It was not the case of a driver whose father was a promoter of the classes earlier than System 1 and who had a place and a vote within the trade. And within the case of Carlos, extra of the identical.

“In my case, the favorite was my team-mate, Brendon Hartley, however I received System 3 and so they had no alternative.

“At Toro Rosso I used to be beating [Sebastien] Buemi, however he continued to be helped. In my case, [Adrian] Newey stated that I had rejected the choice of third driver, and it was not true, no one had stated something to me.”

Alguersuari was knowledgeable of the staff’s determination to let him go late in 2011 and was requested if Helmut Marko, who oversees Crimson Bull’s junior programme, defined the reasoning behind their determination.

“I by no means noticed him once more,” the Spaniard revealed. “And I wish to.”

“The one factor I learn about all that’s that when Franz Tost known as me the day after the Cepsa occasion at eight o’clock within the morning to inform us that Crimson Bull couldn’t assist us anymore and that he had unhealthy information… And he hung up on me.

“As a result of I suppose he didn’t need to discuss to me. I decide up the telephone, and I name Helmut Marko instantly. ‘Is that this a joke?’ ‘You’ve already heard, haven’t you?’ ‘What’s this about, Helmut?’ And he says to me, ‘I couldn’t do something.’

Alguersuari went on to spend a single season in System E in 2014/15 earlier than retiring from all types of motorsport in October 2015. Regardless of the monumental determination from Crimson Bull that little doubt had critical ramifications on his future, Alguersuari stated “it’s completed, years have handed.”

“He [Marko] led me to know that in Crimson Bull it’s not only one, however a ‘board’ behind, with completely different pursuits, that decides.

“Nevertheless it was clear to me that Marko doesn’t resolve, from what he advised me. And that was the final time I spoke to him. After I was a commentator with the BBC I greeted him within the paddock, nothing else.”

Alguersuari later went on to tweet that he didn’t have “sufficient phrases of gratitude to RB and Helmut Marko” and that he was “100% certain I wouldn’t be who I’m in the present day with out being inside RB.”

“I need to make clear one thing reg. Helmut Marko,” he stated in a tweet. “I’m deeply grateful to have met him once I was 15, Helmut was my trainer and somebody who at all times requested me to ship to push and enhance myself ahead and past. That is the junior staff system and it really works.

“I’ve not sufficient phrases of gratitude to RB and Helmut Marko as a result of they’ve confirmed me a means of self-discipline, of dedication and laborious f****ng work that’s serving to me out attain different objectives in my life, in my music and I’m 100% certain I wouldn’t be who I’m in the present day with out being inside RB.”

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