Jaime Alguersuari shrugs off engine problems in European Grand Prix practice
|By Sam Tremayne||Friday, June 24th 2011, 14:56 GMT|
Jamie Alguersuari is confident that the problems that prevented him from taking part in the second free practice session for the European Grand Prix will not be a major setback for the race weekend.
The Spaniard was unable to complete a lap during the afternoon after his Toro Rosso's Ferrari engine suffered a problem shortly before the start of the session.
Alguersuari insists however that the team was still able to gain valuable information in morning practice - during which he completed 29 laps and set the 10th fastest time.
He is also optimistic that the team will be able to fix the problem before final practice on Saturday morning.
"I was only able to run in the morning, as we had a problem on the car that could not be correctly analysed and fixed in time for the second session," Alguersuari said.
"However, I had an interesting morning running the new medium compound tyre and we were able to gather plenty of data on this and other aspects of the package, including some updates we have here.
"As a general comment, I'd say the car feels better. I am sure we will solve the car problem in time for me to catch up in tomorrow's final free practice."
Alguersuari's team-mate Sebastien Buemi completed 32 laps during the afternoon and was 15th fastest.