Red Bull Young Driver programme


One key aspect of the Red Bull Young Driver programme is that it rewards strong performances on the race track with the opportunity to drive a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car, either as part of the test programme or at a Formula 1 show run. Driving a Grand Prix car in the early stages of a career is all part of the training that is at the heart of the Red Bull Young Driver programme.

Recently, Canada's Robert Wickens and Kiwi Brendan Hartley have both got the call to sit in a Red Bull F1 cockpit and next weekend the name of Red Bull Junior driver, Jaime Alguersuari will be added to this list. The Spaniard is to drive an RB4 when Red Bull Racing travels to the Idiada Proving Ground, in Spain,  for  straight  line  aero  testing  over  the  weekend  of  the  Turkish  Grand Prix.

Alguersuari, who has just turned eighteen, is currently lying third in the British International  Formula  3  Championship,  driving  for  Carlin  Motorsport.  Last year, he finished second in the Italian Formula Renault series and fifth in the European  Renault  series.  At  Idiada,  Jaime  will  be  standing  in  for  Red  Bull Racing's   usual   test   and   reserve   driver,   Sebastien   Buemi,   who   will   becompeting  in  the  GP2  event  at  Istanbul  Park  that  week.  Alguersuari  has recently  been  nominated  for  Spain's  prestigious  Gillette  Future  Champion Award.