Sebastian Buemi set for Toro Rosso?


The Sebastians’ drive Toro Rosso. After Sebastian Vettel and Sebastian Bourdais in 2008 it seems like another Sebastian will drive Toro Rosso in 2009.buemi1

Mateschitz, who co-owns Toro Rosso with former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, told autosport.com: “One will very likely be Buemi. The line-up will be confirmed before the last test in December.”

The last test of 2008 takes place at Jerez in Spain between December 9-11.

Buemi, who also raced GP2 last season, would be Switzerland’s first Formula One driver since Jean-Denis Delatraz in 1995. Positive energy is oozing from this young driver –

“I am young and I learn quickly. I think that all teams now try to have an experienced driver and a young driver, as you see for example, at Renault,” Buemi told the official Formula One website after the Barcelona test. “The immediate past has shown that the young guys don’t need too long to deliver results…Young drivers have shown that they can deliver almost straight away.”

Other contenders for his seat are Bourdais, Sato, Honda veteran Rubens Barrichello and GP2 frontrunner Bruno Senna have also been mentioned in connection with the Toro Rosso seats.

Performance in GP2 of Sebastian Buemi last year can be seen here

Will he be a good F1 driver?

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  1. […] season with Toro Rosso. This might leads to Bruno Senna or Takuma Sato for F1 seat in Toro Rosso. Buemi is tipped for the other driver seat of Toro Rosso. Sato though will not bring a lot of sponsors but will definitely drive Red Bull […]


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