Mission Makers Podcast | London | UK
S4: EP 1
FROM F1 TO DJIING:
DRIVEN TO THE BEAT
Revving engines, adrenaline-fueled tracks, and pulsating rhythms – these are the elements that define the extraordinary career of Jaime Alguersuari. Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, Alguersuari is a name that resonates in the realms of both motorsport and music. From his record-breaking start in Formula One to his captivating performances as a DJ, Alguersuari has carved a unique path that blends the thrill of speed with the power of music.
In 2009, Alguersuari emerged in F1, only being 19 years old making him the youngest driver ever to start an F1 race. His fearless approach and unwavering determination set him apart, captivating fans worldwide. With the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, Alguersuari showcased his raw talent and laid the foundation for an exhilarating career. While Alguersuari left an indelible mark on Formula One, his story doesn't end at the finish line. Following his time in the pinnacle of motorsport, he embarked on new racing adventures, including the prestigious Formula E championship and the World Endurance Championship.
On today’s episode of the Mission Makers podcast, Jaime not only shares his experiences working with these championships but also delves into the mindset of a Formula One athlete, touching on how he managed its physical and mental demands. He also highlights the importance of scholarship schemes and sponsors as racing is a “very exclusive and unique sport” due to its costs meaning that 95% of parents cannot afford to sponsor their kids to proceed in Formula One. Because of this, Jaime notes talks about navigating selective programs and dealing with the pressures of not only representing a team but also a dream for many young children.
What makes his story so captivating is the synergy between his racing prowess and musical endeavors. Jaime’s career extends beyond the racetrack where he stepped into the world of electronic music and DJing under the pseudonym "Squire." The intensity and precision demanded on the track mirror the artistry and rhythm required in his music production and DJ sets. It's a convergence of two worlds, fuelling his creativity and captivating audiences who witness the fusion of speed and sound. Jaime shares fascinating insights on how the discipline he learned as an athlete has propelled his work as a DJ, helping him create a routine for work and life that incorporates his other non-negotiable habits.
Tune into the full conversation to hear Jaime Alguersari answer these questions:
Was there a pressure point to follow in your father’s motorsport legacy?
What do you think of the current business model of F1 and how would you change it in an ideal world?
Do you agree with Red Bull’s notoriously harsh approach to management and how do you balance that with your own family’s parenting style?
Does music play a role in your pre-race rituals?
How did you make the transition from motorsports to music?
What influences your style of music?
What myths would you debunk about djiing and pitching to labels?
What advice would you give to upcoming artists?
If you’d like to listen, head to the Mission Makers podcast for the full conversation.
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