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Early Racing Career

Jaime Alguersuari began his racing career in 2005 competing in the Italian Formula 1600 Junior Series. He won two races and finished third overall in the championship. In 2006, he progressed to the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 series, winning the winter series title with four victories from four races.

The following year, he finished as runner-up in the main Italian Formula Renault championship with seven podium finishes. He also competed in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, scoring two podiums to finish fifth overall.

Jaime Alguersuari’s Success in Formula 3

In 2008, Jaime Alguersuari stepped up to the British Formula 3 Championship with Carlin Motorsport. He was involved in a season-long title battle against Sergio Perez and his Carlin teammates Oliver Turvey and Brendon Hartley.

Alguersuari clinched the championship in the final round, taking his fifth win of the season. Aged just 18 years and 203 days, he became the youngest ever British F3 champion.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

The Spaniard moved up to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2009, continuing with Carlin. Although he missed several rounds midway through the season due to his Formula 1 duties, he took his maiden win and pole position at Portimao.

Jaime Alguersuari finished sixth overall with three podium finishes. Had he contested the full season, he likely would have challenged for the title against Bertrand Baguette and Chris van der Drift.

Debuting in Formula 1 with Toro Rosso

In July 2009, Red Bull hired Alguersuari as their reserve driver after he impressed during testing. Just days later, Scuderia Toro Rosso announced he would replace Sebastien Bourdais from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards.

Aged just 19 years and 125 days, Jaime Alguersuari broke Mike Thackwell’s long-standing record to become Formula 1’s youngest ever race driver. Having never driven an F1 car prior to free practice in Hungary, expectations were minimal.

The Youngest F1 Point Scorer

Alguersuari improved steadily in the second half of 2009, and was retained by Toro Rosso for 2010. Driving an upgraded Ferrari-powered car, he scored his first World Championship point with ninth place in Malaysia at the Sepang Circuit.

In doing so aged under 20 years old, he also became the youngest points scorer in Formula 1 history. This beat the previous benchmark set by Jenson Button in 2000.

Best Career Form in 2011

The 2011 season saw Alguersuari at his peak form in Formula 1. He qualified seventh on the Shanghai International Circuit in China and eighth in Canada – both times outqualifying the faster sister Red Bull cars.

By mid-season he had already surpassed his points tally from 2010. An aggressive drive to seventh in Italy marked his best F1 finish to date. He ended the year with 26 points, nearly matching teammate Sebastien Buemi.

Jaime Alguersuari driving the Toro Rosso STR6 during the season tests in Barcelona. Sourche: David Oliver,

Exit From Formula 1

In a surprise move, Toro Rosso replaced both Alguersuari and Buemi with Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne for 2012. Their talented juniors had edged them out of Red Bull’s driver development program.

Still only 21 years old, Alguersuari’s future in racing looked bright. He spent 2012-2013 as a test driver for Pirelli before exploring other racing disciplines.

Transition to Virgin Formula E

In 2014, Alguersuari switched his focus to the brand new FIA Formula E Championship. He signed with Virgin Racing alongside Sam Bird using Spark-Renault powertrains.

The Spaniard scored points in just four races, with a best result of fourth in Buenos Aires. His rookie Formula E season was cut short by health issues, and he finished 13th overall.

Retirement From Motorsport

Shortly after beginning 2015-2016 Formula E preparations with Virgin, Alguersuari made the shock announcement that he was retiring from professional racing aged just 25.

Citing lost passion for the sport, he wanted to focus fully on his other career as an Ibiza DJ performing under the alias ‘Squire’.

Finding a New Passion as a DJ

Unusually for a racing driver, Alguersuari’s love for music equalled his passion for speed. He began learning DJ and music production skills from a young age, and has released remixes alongside his own EPs and live recording albums.

After hanging up his helmet in late 2015, his DJing career quickly became his sole vocation rather than just a part-time hobby. Residencies at top Ibiza venues like Pacha soon followed.

First Steps Into DJing

During his Formula Renault career around 2007-2008, the Spaniard started playing small sets in local Barcelona clubs and at private events. As he progressed up the single-seater ladder into British F3 and Formula Renault 3.5, his DJ bookings became more frequent.

Alguersuari hosted his own stage at the 2010 Barcelona Music Conference in front of thousands of spectators. This cemented him as a popular DJ attraction alongside his racing exploits.

Ibiza Breakthrough & Record Deal

The summer of 2011 marked his breakthrough into the big-time DJ circuit. Alguersuari secured regular sets at two world-famous Ibiza superclubs – Space Ibiza and Pacha Ibiza.

This coincided with the release of his debut album ‘Organic Life’ which topped Spain’s iTunes charts. An EP called ‘The Time Machine’ followed in 2012 once he became a full-time DJ.

Recent Successes & Return to Karting

In 2021, Alguersuari released his sophomore album ‘Stop’ to critical acclaim. He continues to headline major festivals while retaining Ibiza residencies each summer.

He made occasional returns to karting, enjoying race wins at national level. However, a fractured rib sustained in early 2022 ruled out planned entries in the KZ World Championship.

Today, Alguersuari remains one of Spain’s most popular DJ attractions. He has evolved from Formula 1’s youngest ever driver into a household name on the European EDM scene

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