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Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Reserve driver Buemi extends Red Bull deal

Sebastien Buemi will remain as Red Bull's reserve driver in 2015, the team has confirmed. Buemi raced for Toro Rosso between 2009 and 2011 before switching across to Red Bull in a reserve role after he lost his race seat with the Italian squad. Buemi, who won the World Endurance Championship in 2014 and also competes in Formula E, last received a run-out for Red Bull during the post-race test in Spain in May. "I’m very pleased to take on another season as reserve driver […]

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014

Buemi and Vettel to test in Spain

Red Bull has confirmed its driver line-up for next week's test in Spain. Former Toro Rosso driver and current Red Bull reserve driver Sebastien Buemi will drive the RB10 on Tuesday. Buemi most recently tested for Red Bull during a Pirelli tyre test at the end of 2013. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel will resume duties on the final day of the test on Wednesday. Next week's test is the second of four planned tests which will take place across the 2014 season.

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2012

Buemi eyes Le Mans and Webber's 2013 race seat

Sebastien Buemi has revealed he might contest Le Mans this year in addition to being Red Bull's official reserve driver. The 23-year-old Swiss has been handed a lifeline by the world championship-winning team after being dropped from its rookie squad Toro Rosso. He told Le Matin newspaper on Friday it was the "logical continuation" of his three-year F1 race career. "Obviously I was surprised and was not expecting the (Toro Rosso) decision at all. But the Red Bull people immediately offered me the job as […]

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012

Buemi confirmed as Red Bull reserve

Sebastien Buemi has been confirmed as Red Bull Racing's test and reserve driver for the 2012 season. Buemi and his former teammate Jaime Alguersuari were left without drives for the 2012 season when they were dropped simultaneously by Toro Rosso at the end of the 2011 season in favour of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne. Alguersuari's future in Formula 1 however, is still uncertain. In an official press release from the team, Buemi said: "It's good to remain with Red Bull for another year and […]

Posted on Sunday, January 1, 2012

Buemi to be Red Bull reserve driver in 2012

Sebastien Buemi will reportedly become Red Bull's official reserve driver at Grand Prix this year. After three full seasons with the energy drink company's Italian rookie team Toro Rosso, the 23-year-old Swiss - like his teammate Jaime Alguersuari - lost his race seat ahead of the 2012 season. But veteran journalist Roger Benoit, writing in the Swiss newspaper Blick, reports that Buemi will at least remain in the paddock this year, as Red Bull's new reserve driver. He will be ready to substitute not only […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Alguersuari expects good news soon

Jaime Alguersuari is holding onto hope that, at the tender age of 21, his Formula 1 career has not ended. From an event in London in which he appeared as an electronic music DJ, Marca sports newspaper quoted the Spaniard as saying: "We will have good news soon." Less than 50 races into his F1 career, Red Bull has removed Alguersuari - and his 2011 teammate Sebastien Buemi - from the Toro Rosso driver lineup. "I still have much to do, learn and demonstrate," said […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Toro Rosso right to axe both drivers says Berger

Toro Rosso was "absolutely right" to axe its entire driver lineup ahead of the 2012 season. That is the claim of the team's former co-owner and boss Gerhard Berger. Faenza based Toro Rosso's current owner Red Bull has ousted Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi in favour of the fresher Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne. "I think it's correct, although it is very hard," ten-time grand prix winner Berger told Austrian television ORF. "For Red Bull and Toro Rosso, it's about preparing drivers - ideally from […]

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2011

F1 driver exodus 'no loss' says Verstappen

Jos Verstappen has tipped F1 to race on unhindered when a list of midfield drivers does not return in 2012. Writing in his column for De Telegraaf newspaper, the Dutchman admitted that with so many drivers bustling for as little as two unconfirmed race seats, it is "an exciting time" on the newswire. At the same time, drivers apparently at the start of their promising careers, like ousted Toro Rosso pair Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi, have lost their seats. "It's hard for them, especially […]

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Vergne defends Marko after Toro Rosso cull

Jean-Eric Vergne has defended Dr Helmut Marko after the Red Bull driver manager ousted Toro Rosso's entire lineup for the 2012 season. Rookie Frenchman Vergne as well as Daniel Ricciardo are the beneficiaries after team regulars Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi were axed. "Surprised? Yes, but I had belief," the 21-year-old told France's Auto Hebdo. "Toro Rosso's policy is to develop young drivers. I think Jaime and Sebastien did a great job, but they were no longer a part of this policy. "It is true […]

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011

Buemi learned he was fired while in simulator

Twenty-four hours after the news broke that both Sebastien Buemi and his teammate Jaime Alguersuari will not be retained by Toro Rosso next season, Buemi broke his silence in an interview with Swiss website 24heures.ch. Red Bull's sister team made a shock announcement on Wednesday by confirming Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo as their drivers for 2012, ousting Buemi and Alguersuari in the process. The Spanish driver was quick to respond in the hours following the announcement, calling the decision "completely incomprehensible." Buemi revealed that […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Alguersuari surprised at STR decision

Jaime Alguersuari admits surprise at being dropped by Toro Rosso, but thanked Red Bull for their support.

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011

Buemi confident about staying with Toro Rosso

Downbeat about his future at the last few grands prix of the season, Sebastien Buemi now sounds confident he will have a place on the 2012 grid. In the second half of 2011, speculation hinted strongly that the Swiss driver was likely to be ousted by employer Red Bull in order to make room at Toro Rosso for Daniel Ricciardo. But the latest open secret in F1 circles is that Toro Rosso is sticking with its existing drivers for 2012. Speaking to Swiss newspaper Le […]