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2015-10-02 08:41

HANGING UP HIS RACING BOOTS: Former Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari announced his retirement from motorsport at the age of 25. Image: AFP/Oliver Scar

Madrid - Former Formula 1 driver Jaime Alguersuari says he is retiring from motorsport at the age of 25.

Alguersuari made the announcement through his social media accounts, saying "it's time to move on and mark a new beginning following my dreams and listening to my heart."

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He said "we never stop learning and now we need a new path."

Licence suspended

Alguersuari raced for Toro Rosso from 2009 through 2011, and was a test driver for Pirelli until 2013. He twice finished seventh in the 2011 season.

He competed in FIA's Formula E in 2014.

Alguersuari had his racing license temporarily suspended by FIA in 2015 after fainting following Formula E's Moscow Grand Prix.

Después de muchos años con grandes recuerdos y grandes carreras creo que ha llegado el momento de dar por completada una etapa importante de mi vida. Me encuentro en un punto en el que necesito apartarme un poco, escuchar a mi corazón y buscar nuevos sueños, los que de verdad me apasionen. Doy gracias a este deporte por haberme dado la oportunidad de conocer a tanta gente. No tengo palabras para describir y agradeceros todo lo que habéis hecho por mi. Gracias por todo el apoyo y gracias por estar siempre presentes en cada uno de los circuitos donde he competido. Nunca olvidaré esta parte de mi vida. Siempre digo que nunca dejamos de aprender y yo ahora necesito un nuevo camino... Os quiero mucho Jaime So, after many many years of great memories and great racing it's time to call it a day! I am in a high research of following my dreams and listen to my heart. This is what it is and thankfully this career has given me so much. I need to move over now and start a new beginning where i think i belong. I don't have any words to thank you that much for being always there and cheering up for me whatever and wherever I've raced in! I'll never forget about this part of my life with you all! We never stop learning and now I need a new path... Love you so much Jaime

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