Jaime Alguersuari is likely keep his seat at Toro Rosso according to Red Bull’s Helmut Marko.
Marko told Italian site 422race.com: “It will be Alguersuari. We must still resolve some contractual details, but our choice will be him.”
He denied reports the team was considering replacing Alguersuari with Mirko Bortolotti or taking Bruno Senna from Campos.
Dropping Alguersuari when the Spanish driver made only eight starts for the team in 2009 after very little testing would not make a lot of sense.
Toro Rosso have already confirmed Sebastien Buemi will remain with the team this year.
But with Giancarlo Fisichella tipped to take the second seat at Sauber, Nick Heidfeld’s options are looking increasingly limited.
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