Jaime Alguersuari announces retirement from racing

Former Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari has announced his retirement from motor sport having lost the love and motivation for racing.

The 25-year-old had been competing in Formula E with the Virgin team but was forced to withdraw before the end of the season after fainting following the Moscow ePrix in June.

Alguersuari revealed in a press conference that he has since undergone various medical test which have found no underlying health issues but he said that he would not continue racing.

“I need a change,” Alguersuari said. “I’ve lost my love for this girlfriend. I’m 25 and I’ve decided to start a new chapter.

“It’s not a sad day. I’ve had fun driving. Right now I’m not crazy about racing. That’s why I’ve decided to stop.”

He added that he did not know if he would ever return to racing, “Nowadays I don’t belong in racing, but I can’t say it’s the end either.”