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Alguersuari at the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix
Jaime Víctor Alguersuari Escudero
23 March 1990
|Occupation||Racing driver (retired)
|Years active||2005–2015 (driver)
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
Jaime Víctor Alguersuari Escudero; born 23 March 1990), also known as Jaume Alguersuari, is a Spanish retired racing driver best known for competing in Formula One between 2009 and 2011, and for being the 2008 British Formula 3 champion. He is the son of Jaime Alguersuari, Sr, a former motorcyclist and racing driver.
Alguersuari became the youngest Formula One driver to start a Grand Prix in history at the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix – at the age of 19 years, 125 days – and in the process, became the first driver to be born in the 1990s to compete in Formula One.
After losing his drive with the Toro Rosso team in late 2011, Alguersuari joined British radio station BBC Radio 5 Live to be their expert announcer for the 2012 Formula One season, alongside lead commentator James Allen. At the age of 25, Alguersuari officially retired from motorsport to concentrate on his DJ career.
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Alguersuari began his formula racing career, in the Italian Formula 1600 Junior Series, in 2005. In 2006, he won the Italian Formula Renault Winter Series, before finishing as runner-up in the main championship the following year.
He moved up to the British Formula Three Championship for 2008, driving for the Carlin Motorsport. After a season-long battle, Alguersuari won the final three races of the season to clinch the championship. He thus became the youngest title winner in championship history, aged 18 years and 203 days.
On 1 October 2015, Alguersuari officially retired from all forms of motorsport, explaining that he had "fallen out of love with this girlfriend".
In addition to driving racing cars, Alguersuari has his own recording studio in Barcelona, and is well known in Spain as a DJ, under the stage name Squire. Alguersuari headlined the 2010 Barcelona Music Conference and has played sets at many popular clubs in Ibiza. His debut album was released on 14 September 2011, and topped the iTunes album chart five days after its release.
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Alguersuari driving for Toro Rosso at the 2009 Italian Grand Prix
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