Comments for en-gb 30 Sat 28 Feb 2015 21:18:17 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at cwmrudragon Totaly agree with jimmy888666, Let the 19 year old drive the bloody car first, Toro rosso didn't think he had somthing he wouldnt be in with a shout. He has came from the same ranks as lewis and should be given the same chance. Some will say his farther,and family conections got him the drive ahead of fellow drivers from british f3, Tovey and Hatley, but that's to early to say. Only time will tell Fri 14 Aug 2009 17:22:31 GMT+1 BLUNNBOTTLE A shot in the arm for Ferrari, would be for Shoee" to fill the spare car Sun 26 Jul 2009 07:35:54 GMT+1 jimmy666888 I've heard it all before when Lewis Hamilton first came into F-1. David Coulthard, Martin Brundle and other drivers all criticised Lewis but after his string of podiums finish they went back on their words and praised Lewis Hamilton. A bunch of hypocrites these "piers" of Alguersuari. Look at Massa, big mouth and then he crashed. I hope he doesn't blame the Spaniard for this one. People should wait and see, and if after few races the guy is no good, fair enough, sack him. Sat 25 Jul 2009 16:31:09 GMT+1 adrianaagarzon I think F1 shouldn't allow very young drivers to race; say, under 23, in order to let other drivers with more experience prove their value. There are several drivers starting a lot later than others and they find themselves as "too old" by the time they're 25 or so. It used to be young the driver who made his debut in F1 aged 25.... Now, having said that, I agree that age in itself is not the most important thing, but rather the level of experience they have in powerful cars and big tracks. If Jaime won the British F3 championship last season, he obviously has enough talent to develop into a great driver. Then again, many past F3 champions (or F2, F3000, GP2, IndyCars, etc) have come and go without fullfilling their promises so.... I just wish Alguersuari the best and I hope the media doesn't start its accustomed circus regarding him as they did in the past with other drivers. In any case, I believe it is better for someone making his debut in a midfield team than in one of the top ones, for the pressure is much much higher when you have a competitive car to drive. The problem, of course, is to SHOW just how good you are when you're driving a lowly car.....Chicken or egg, what came first, right?. Fri 24 Jul 2009 18:02:48 GMT+1 robotfood I think people should stop giving him such a bum rap. Its not easy coming into F1 right in the middle of the season. He is 19 and he will make mistakes. Nobody is perfect, but coming into the season as a rookie never having driven round corners before is not goign to help him and i feel sorry for him because everytime he makes a mistake or crashes or finished down the bottom, he is going to get so much criticism, and that is the last thing he needs.Hopefully though for his sake, he will be good. His practise times are good. He is last, but, he is not far behind fellow rookie teamate Sebastien Buemi and surely that must bode well, considering he has no experience.He is a very naturally talented young man and i wish him all the best in his future career, im sure he will do well. Fri 24 Jul 2009 16:53:17 GMT+1 Ben Jones Bourdais was such a whining moaning little girly girl who wasted a lot of people's time. this kids pretty good. Fri 24 Jul 2009 15:05:15 GMT+1 paulsf1fix Every one said this about Vettel a couole of years ago and look what's happening with him!! however I think STR know what they're doing and giving Jamie a drive in the car, F1 needs new up coming drivers but whether Jamie is a new Vettel or another Piquet Jr will have to wait and see.I actually agree with the above comment that 'new drivers' should do maybe 50 laps in an old car first then come into F1, this no testing rule doesn't work but STR have nothing to lose.I did feel sorry for Bourdais but he did struggle and used this year as another rookie season. Alguersuari needs to finish the race but I wonder what his fitness levels are like, don't forget that one either. Fri 24 Jul 2009 13:45:35 GMT+1 swrcsky all this talk about Jaime being a danger with his lack of experience is a load of nonsense (to put it as mildly as i can on these forums...)If he has any wit (which i would like to think he has) he will take things steady and gradually build up confidence and speed as the weekend progressesAnd if he were to have/cause an accident at the 1st corner, i wouldn't be so quick to jump and say "I told you so". A guy with years of experience can cause 1st corner incidents as well (Fisichella in Turkey year after year springs to mind)If anything, it is the fault of the current rules that Jaime is making his debut despite almost no testing. My own suggestion would be to let inexperienced drivers test an old-spec F1 car, which would at least give them some experience of the power of an F1 car rather than the simulators, without affecting the testing ban on current machinery. This car could be provided centrally so all teams could make use of this resource without affecting budgets and also to stop teams trying out new parts and bending the rules as a result. Daft idea which won't work in F1 i know... Fri 24 Jul 2009 11:29:28 GMT+1 joe strummer His best bet is to try and be roughly on the pace of Buemi all weekend and to keep out of trouble. In a weird way, it would be better for him if he just finished 9th or something, which is about Toro Rosso's pace anyway, than if he stormed it because the pressure would raise tenfold and it could be too much too soon.Also, let's not forget Buemi is in his rookie season and has been pretty solid without setting the world on fire, so Alguersuari should use that as a benchmark. Fri 24 Jul 2009 07:45:35 GMT+1 GazzamatazzZ It is not his age but the fact he hasn't even took a corner in an F1 car before that I think is the problem.Maybe he will have practice 1 to himself for a bunch of laps and that will be enough. I'm not expecting much from him though, as long as he doesn't prove to be a danger to himself and others then Torro Rosso can do as they please in my book. Fri 24 Jul 2009 02:30:02 GMT+1 woody2goody I think he will do very well to qualify higher than the back row, even if STR do have upgrades. This is mostly because of the track. The Hungaroring is a very technical circuit, and unless you can truly find the limit you will struggle.Overall, I think Alguersuari will do well, but I hope nobody expects him to do too well this weekend. On another STR note, look for Buemi to score points this weekend. i think he can do it with the upgraded car. Fri 24 Jul 2009 01:57:01 GMT+1 Riggadon Is it me, or do the comments from the other drivers make them sound like they feel a little threatened?Its understandable, there they are, supposedly the only ones able to tame these beasts of cars, and they're gonna let some dude in who's hardly ever driven one before. If he does well, he's going to make the others look stupid, and they know it.Its like the Lewis Hamilton factor all over again....heard a few bitchy comments from drivers when he first came in because they did'nt like that a rookie was smoking their boots for breakfast and making them look slow (they also did'nt like that he jumped straight into a world beating car).Haha, go on sunshine, make em look daft! Fri 24 Jul 2009 00:56:44 GMT+1 Paddy Murphy If i was charlie whiting i'd have safety car sat waiting on turn two.Hope the kid does well tho. Fri 24 Jul 2009 00:09:23 GMT+1 LeeTUFC I firmly believe in the statement that if you're good enough yu're old enough - though maybe when you're driving at excessive speed in a life dangering sport maybe it is better to be slightly cautious. Either way i hope the weekend goes well for the young lad, and if he does have a bad time, i hope everyone lays off him and doesn't give him a hard time. I'm sure that he must be an amazing talent for Red Bull and Toro Rossoto even think about giving him the seat at such a young age, so i hope everyone gives him a fair chance. Thu 23 Jul 2009 23:44:46 GMT+1 captainmatt_williams he will have to cope with the tag of youngest ever F1 driver and the extra pressure that it will create, er...good luck![Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] Thu 23 Jul 2009 23:14:20 GMT+1 Ben Jones I'll certainly be wishing the kid well tomorrow morning at 9 for friday practice 1. will try to keep a close eye on him to see how he gets on. seems like a nice guy too, lets just hope that the spotlight doesn't get the better of him like it has a few others over the last few years. Thu 23 Jul 2009 22:35:00 GMT+1 Carlonso Alonso said if he's good enough he's old enough.Good luck to the kid - it seems the other drivers who are critical have something to be wary of or just acting as primadonnas.Toro Rosso would not take this gamble with someone of huge potential.So, either he's off at the first corner or a top ten finish for the lad. Thu 23 Jul 2009 22:04:19 GMT+1 sassy-sez Not sure I'd want to be in a car near his off the start line on Sunday. I would be good to see him do well though Thu 23 Jul 2009 22:01:45 GMT+1 Yhomas9 How is this guy allowed to race? Isn't their a minimum number of miles a driver has to do in an F1 car in order to get the super license needed to race? Surely 2 straight line tests doesn't accomplish this?I wish him all the best, it's probably a life long dream realised a lot earlier than he'd imagined. But not sure if this is the safest way to go about it? Thu 23 Jul 2009 21:21:00 GMT+1 HNMonster Jaime will have a busy Friday, that's for sure! :-)It's going to be tough, but expectations will be low - everyone knows how little time he's had in the car. If he gets up to speed quickly, he'll really impress. If he doesn't, it's not going to ruin his career. Red Bull aren't going to drop him from their development programme anytime soon.I bet Brendan Hartley wishes he hadn't stood down from the reserve driver role now! :-( But he's got an F1 future for sure... hopefully alongside fellow New Zealander Earl Bamber :-DWould love to see the rumoured one-off outing for Seb Loeb! How good would that be?! Thu 23 Jul 2009 21:11:53 GMT+1 Pondlife So did any of those listed, start mid season when they couldn't have test driven the car properly?Good luck to him anyway. Thu 23 Jul 2009 20:34:49 GMT+1 zoedanbus definite crash in the 1st corner this wkend! Thu 23 Jul 2009 19:00:17 GMT+1 FreddyOfGreggs I feel for the kid.If he does well, there'll be pressure on him like there is with Vettel this year, if he does badly, he'll be burnt and nobody will want to touch him.Hope he does well, STR have some updates for Hungary so he could put in a decent performance.Another thing, none of the F1 drivers will know him too well, it could be a bit dangerous into turn 1. Thu 23 Jul 2009 18:55:57 GMT+1