Buemi retained by Red Bull as F1 Reserve

Sebastian Buemi has been retained by Infiniti Red Bull Racing as their official Reserve Driver for the 2015 season, his fifth year in the role.

The twenty-six-year-old joined the Red Bull family back in 2008, before racing in 55 races between 2009 and 2011 for Scuderia Toro Rosso. He reprised his role as test driver in 2012, and has been there ever since.

Buemi recently became the 2014 World Endurance Champion with Toyota alongside Anthony Davidson, and has also been victorious in the most recent Formula E race at the Punta del Este circuit in Uruguay.

“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.”

Team Principal Christian Horner was happy to be able to retain Buemi in the Reserve Driver role, praising the Swiss driver’s skills and experience.

“We are delighted that Sébastien will once again act as our Reserve Driver,” insisted 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.”