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The most dangerous man in F1?


Readers of some British newspapers might be under the impression that an accident waiting to happen has been unleashed on Formula One.

F1′s most dangerous man?” asked the Daily Mail, over a picture of Jaime Alguersuari, a 19-year-old Spaniard with a piercing gaze and next to no experience at the wheel of a grand prix car.

“Drivers warn new boy could be dangerous on track,” said the Guardian.

Alguersuari will become Formula One’s youngest ever, and probably the least experienced, race driver when he debuts for Toro Rosso in Hungary on Sunday, and some are concerned about the safety implications.