Franz Tost is praising Jaime Alguersuari and predicting a big 2011 season for the young Spaniard, comments that have got to have Sebastien Buemi feeling a little nervous today.
Tost comments come via Autosport:
“[It was] not only a strong end of the season, Jaime generally had a good season,” Todt told AUTOSPORT.
“Remember back in Australia when he fought against Michael Schumacher for 30 laps. In Malaysia he did a fantastic race. There have been a lot of highlights.”
“I think that he learned this season how to set up the car, how to drive the car, and I’m looking forward to the next season because I think he has matured enough to continue improving himself,” said Tost.
“But we must also give him the right tools. He still needs a good car, and then I’m convinced he can do an even better job.”
That sure sounds like comments you’d only make about a driver you were bringing back, right?
So, with Daniel Ricciardo waiting in the wings, what would you do if you were in charge of Toro Rosso? Stick with the devil you know or roll the dice and see if you hit “Vettel”?