Sébastien Buemi

Swiss star Sébastien Buemi has become familiar with winning, a habit he started as a youngster as he rose through the Germany-based junior formula on his way to GP2 Series. That successful rise caught the eye of Red Bull and he joined the energy drink company’s stable of rising stars, on his way to a Formula 1 career with Scuderia Toro Rosso which began at the tender age of 20. TOYOTA’s return to Le Mans presented a great opportunity to expand his experience, and Sébastien quickly got noticed in endurance with some rapid performances. A first win came in 2013 before he partnered Anthony Davidson to win the drivers’ World Championship, remarkably the first title of his car racing career. But his desire to compete still burns brightly and alongside his WEC role, he also already won once the Formula E title.

Driver Info
Born 31 October 1988, Aigle, Switzerland
Lives Monaco
Status Married to Jennifer, 1 child
Height 1.75m
Weight 68kg
Hobbies Skiing, mountain biking, tennis
Pets
Favourite Food Italian
Favourite Track Spa
Best Achievement Winning the 2014 World championship
Career History
  • 2010 - 2019
    • 2016
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): N/C
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      WEC (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): 8th
    • 2015
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA Racing): 8th
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      WEC (TOYOTA Racing): 5th
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      Formula E (e.dams-Renault): 2nd
    • 2014
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA Racing): 3rd
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      WEC (TOYOTA Racing): 1st (4 wins)
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      Formula 1 (Red Bull Racing): Test and reserve driver
    • 2013
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA Racing): 2nd
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      FIA WEC (TOYOTA Racing): 3rd (1 win)
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      Formula 1 (Red Bull Racing): Test and reserve driver
    • 2012
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA Racing): DNF
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      Formula 1 (Red Bull Racing): Test and reserve driver
    • 2011
      Formula 1 (Scuderia Toro Rosso): 15th
    • 2010
      Formula 1 (Scuderia Toro Rosso): 16th
  • 2000 - 2009
    • 2009
      Formula 1 (Scuderia Toro Rosso): 16th
    • 2008
      GP2 Asia Series (Team Arden): 2nd (1 win)
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      GP2 Series (Team Arden): 6th (2 wins)
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      Formula 1 (Red Bull Racing): Test and reserve driver
    • 2007
      A1GP (Team Switzerland): 8th
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      Formula 3 Euro Series (Mücke Motorsport): 2nd (3 wins)
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      GP2 Series (ART Grand Prix): 21st
    • 2006
      Formula 3 Euro Series (Mücke Motorsport): 12th (1 win)
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      Formula Renault Northern European Cup (Motopark Academy): 7th (2 wins)
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      Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (Motopark Academy): 11th (1 win)
    • 2005
      Formula BMW ADAC (ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg): 2nd (7 wins)
    • 2004
      Formula BMW ADAC (Lars Kaufmann Motorsport): 3rd