Sebastien Buemi

Sport: Racing
Nationality: Switzerland Switzerland
Birth date: 1988-10-31 (26 years)

What do you look for in a young racer - speed, adaptability to conditions, ability to learn and constantly alert. It took Sebastien Buemi just three laps to learn the Silverstone track and not just that, his timing steadily improved during testing. A remarkable attitude to go along with his mind-blowing talent ensures that Sebastien is second to none in the racing arena today.

Sebastien was introduced to Karts at the age of 6. The first occasion was simply a free lesson that was presented to him for Christmas, by his father. In 2002, Buemi was crowned the European Karting Champion before shifting to the German Formula BMW series in 2005. In his first year in the series, Sebastien showed great skill and composure and came second with seven wins to his name. In 2007, it was the turn of the Formula 3 Euroseries where he won the opening round at Hockenheim and also had 11 podium finishes in the 16 races that he had run. He was a stand-in driver in GP2 and got a chance to run in the series in Monte-Carlo. After a sensational run in qualifying, Sebastien started in fourth place on one of the toughest circuits on the calendar.

His first run for the A1 GP Team Switzerland also came in 2007-08 where he had three fourth-place finishes for his team. Sebastien is fond of a number of other sports and with a fitness regime that includes running, tennis and swimming, Sebastien ensures that he is always at the top his game, mentally and physically.

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