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Red Bull retain Buemi as 2015 reserve driver

23 Dec 2014

Red Bull Racing have re-signed Sebastien Buemi as the team’s reserve driver for the 2015 season. It will be the fifth year in the role for Buemi, who was recently crowned FIA World Endurance Champion alongside fellow ex-F1 racer Anthony Davidson.

“I’m very pleased to take on another season as reserve driver at Infiniti Red Bull Racing,” said Buemi. “It is like being part of the family now and I have a good working and personal relationship with everyone at the team. I’m looking forward to helping with the development of the RB11 in any way I can. It should be an exciting season and I’m delighted that I will be a part of it.”

Buemi’s first stint as Red Bull’s test driver came in 2008, when the young Swiss was rising through the junior ranks in preparation for a Formula One career. After three seasons of F1 racing with sister team Toro Rosso from 2009-2011, during which he contested 55 Grands Prix, Buemi returned to Red Bull as reserve in 2012.

“We are delighted that Sebastien will once again act as our reserve driver,” commented Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. “He’s been closely associated with the team for some years now, we value his skills very highly and we have a great working relationship with him. His experience has proved invaluable over the years and it is great to have another world champion at the team.”