Sebastien Buemi will continue as Red Bull's test and reserve driver for the 2013 season

Swiss had been linked to a race return

By Mike Wise.   Last Updated: 22/01/13 3:09pm

  • Share:
Sebastien Buemi: Staying on as Red Bull's reserve driver

Sebastien Buemi: Staying on as Red Bull's reserve driver

Red Bull have confirmed that Sebastien Buemi will continue as their test and reserve driver for the 2013 season.

The news that the 24-year-old Swiss is to stay put effectively removes him from contention for a Formula 1 race seat. Buemi had been mentioned in connection with the vacancies at Force India and Caterham along with the Marussia seat vacated on Monday by Timo Glock.

Testing on Sky Sports F1

From dawn to dusk, Sky Sports Online will be providing live interactive commentary from trackside at both Jerez and Barcelona on every day of testing this winter, while Sky Sports News will be providing regular live updates from the tests, starting with Jerez on February 5-8.

The former Toro Rosso driver said: "I know everyone at Red Bull Racing well and it's good to remain with the team for another year. Of course my aim is to be driving at the races again, but I am still learning all the time from my work with the team. I help with the development of the car and provide feedback throughout the season, both at the factory and at races."

Team Principal Christian Horner added: "We're pleased that Sebastien has continued as test and reserve driver for the coming season. He joined the Red Bull Junior Team in 2004, has worked with Red Bull Racing in 2008 and 2012 and has significant race experience. He is an integral member of the team and will complete important simulation work for us throughout the year."

  • Share:

Related

F1 Transfer Gossip

Max Verstappen will replace Jean-Eric Vergne

Verstappen to replace Vergne

Toro Rosso have announced Max Verstappen for the 2015 season making him, at just 17, the youngest driver in F1 history.

Settlement ends Bernie trial

Formula 1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone has agreed an £60m settlement to end his bribery case in Germany.

Luca Marmorini: Ferrari confirm his departure

Ferrari confirm Marmorini exit

Ferrari have confirmed that Luca Marmorini, who oversaw the design and development of their power unit, is leaving.

Most Popular

Features

The next generation

The next generation

Check out how the young British drivers are performing in GP2, GP3 and Formula Renault 3.5.

Number crunching

Number crunching

Who's on course for F1's first pole trophy? How many more sessions has Lewis topped than Nico?

2014's top ten - so far!

2014's top ten - so far!

From on-track action to off-track funnies, watch the top-ten moments from the first half of the 2014 season.