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Buemi slots into third driver role at Red Bull // Sébastien Buemi returns to his reserve driver role

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Buemi slots into third driver role at Red Bull
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Sébastien Buemi has been confirmed as the reserve driver for Red Bull for the upcoming season, after being ousted from the Toro Rosso race seat along with Jaime Alguersuari.

The Swiss driver will also be on hand for his former team if they require a test or reserve driver, but his main duties will be with Red Bull. He’s returning to the role he started in, having been Red Bull’s reserve in 2008.

Speaking of the switch, Sébastien said: “It’s good to remain with Red Bull for another year and have this opportunity with the world championship-winning team. I would prefer to be driving at the races of course, but working on the development of the car and providing the team with feedback throughout the season is the next best thing.”

And team boss Christian Horner added his thoughts on the new appointment, saying: “He already knows the team well from his time with us in 2008 and has gained significant race experience over the past three years. He will complete important test and simulation work for us throughout the year and will be in attendance at each Grand Prix.”