Dec.24 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Red Bull has confirmed reports it has re-signed Sebastien Buemi as reserve driver.
Swiss Buemi, the new sports car world champion for Toyota and also a race driver in Formula E, has served in recent years as the official F1 reserve for Red Bull.
The former Toro Rosso racer admitted to the Swiss newspaper Blick this week that if Daniel Ricciardo or Daniil Kvyat are unable to race in 2015, he will once again be first in line for the seat.
“One never wishes anything bad for a colleague,” said the 26-year-old. “The truth is that I enjoy working in the simulator.
“That’s why I have signed up again for another two years,” Buemi added.
Red Bull confirmed late on Tuesday that Buemi will indeed be the reserve driver in 2015.
“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,” said team boss Christian Horner.