The defending champion’s Red Bull Racing confirmed that ex- Toro Rosso driver Sebastian Buemi will join the team role as test and reserve driver for 2012 F1. Buemi was left without a racing seat for this season following Toro Rosso decided run with rookie for 2012 season.
“It’s good to remain with Red Bull for another year and have this opportunity with the World Championship-winning team,” said Buemi. I would prefer to be driving at the races of course, but working with Red Bull Racing on the development of their car and providing them with feedback throughout the season is the next best thing.”
Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner said that – “It was entirely logical for Sebastien to continue with Red Bull having been a member of the Junior Team since 2004. He already knows the team well from his time with us in 2008 and has gained significant race experience over the past three years.
“He will complete important test and simulation work for us throughout the year and will be in attendance at each grand prix.”
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