Tag Archive: Sébastien Buemi

Nov 22

Putrajaya Formula E Grand Prix

Malaysian round delivers great performances and on-track Action

Spectacular fightbacks, fiercely-contested racing and a host of popular attractions combined to create a fantastic atmosphere at this Saturday’s Putrajaya ePrix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Conway leads Toyota to Victory

In the 6 Hours of Bahrain

Toyota 7 - podium Barhain Mike Conway’s return to the FIA World Endurance Championship ended in success, as his #7 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid won the 6 Hours of Bahrain! Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

First laps in public for the Renault Sport R.S. 01

At the wheel, Alain Prost was impressed by its performance

The Renault Sport R.S. 01 made its first laps in public on October 18 at the Jerez track in Spain, for the last leg of the World Series By Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Formula E electrifies Beijing! (updated)

Held in the streets of Beijing, the inaugural round was closely contested throughout.

Formula E electrifies Beijing Saturday, 13 September 2014 will go down in the history of motor racing as the day on which the first ever FIA Formula E championship race took place. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Renault leads the way as motorsport enters a new era

Renault is equally the title partner of the e.dams team set up by Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot.

2014-08-19-74 On 13 September, motorsport will enter a new era with the first ever FIA Formula-e race, staged in China on the streets of Beijing.

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Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel’ career blow

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he is not giving up on formula one.

2014-06-07_0087 Two and a half seasons into his F1 grooming by Red Bull, the energy drink company’s famously-harsh driver programme – led by the gruff Dr Helmut Marko – has given the 24-year-old Frenchman his notice.
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Jul 11

e-dams-Renault tops the time sheets (+photos)

The FIA Formula E Championship is the major innovation for the 2014 season.  

2014-07-09 035The first race will take place on 13th September in the streets of Beijing. However, the preparation of the cars is already well under way and five test sessions took place on the Donington circuit, where all the teams are based.

Flagworld photo album

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Jul 07

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Back to the Eifel

The World Series by Renault makes its return to the Nürburgring this weekend.

Formula Renault 3.5 Absent from the calendar last year, the German circuit will host the fourth meeting of the 2014 season. The on and off-track programmes will be very busy with the Eurocup Clio returning to action alongside the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In addition, Carlos Sainz will put in a demonstration run in an F1 car. Red Bull factory driver, Sébastien Buemi will star in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show in front of the German fans.

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Jun 30

Renault to be title sponsor of e.dams-Renault

FIA Formula E championship

FIA Formula E championship Renault to be title sponsor of e.dams-Renault Renault, a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles and an active participant in motorsport ever since the brand was founded, was named last year as an official technical partner of the FIA Formula E Championship. With the competition’s inaugural race in Beijing, China, in September, 2014, looming fast, the French carmaker has announced that is to step up its involvement in the new series in the form of backing for e.dams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Vettel yet to confirm fatherhood

Sebastian Vettel is yet to confirm reports he is now a father.

2013-06-09_0580 We reported earlier this week that the reigning quadruple world champion’s partner Hanna gave birth to a baby girl last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Philosophy tweak helps Vergne stay at Toro Rosso

“Aerodynamics is always the key”

2013-06-07_0160 Toro Rosso has tweaked its approach to formula one because it wants to take a step up in the pecking order. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Infiniti Red Bull Racing confirms 2014 test driver line-up

Red Bull confirms two testers Buemi, da Costa

01 - Red Bull RacingInfiniti Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that Sébastien Buemi and António Félix da Costa will make up the team’s test and reserve driver line-up in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Only Vettel ‘sad’ 2013 season finally over

“Next year, the simulator will be running virtually around the clock” – Dr Helmut Marko

Sebastian Vettel sous la pluieSebastian Vettel says he is “sad” the 2013 season, characterised by his history-making dominance, is now over. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Vettel helped mechanics pack up India garage

“I think he can get 15 titles as well.  Why not?”

2013-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99010Sebastian Vettel halted his title-winning party in India to help his mechanics pack up the Red Bull garage, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

2014 not ultimatum year for Vergne – Tost

Team boss Franz Tost insists 2014 is not Jean-Eric Vergne’s last chance to shine for Toro Rosso.

2013-06-08_0125At the beginning of the year, amid rumours Mark Webber would retire, it was said that either Vergne or his teammate Daniel Ricciardo will step up to Red Bull for 2014, while the other is dropped from the energy drink company’s driver development programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Pirelli test with 2011 car ‘likely’ – McLaren

Red Bull will be taking a 2011 car to Barcelona this week

2013-06-06_0012McLaren has admitted it is “likely” to help Pirelli with tyre testing at some point in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Red Bull to test Pirelli tyres with 2011 car

But not everyone is happy.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (10)Red Bull will conduct a two-day, 1000 kilometre tyre test with Pirelli mid next week in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Buemi admits 2014 F1 return unlikely

Sebastien Buemi has admitted his career will probably stay on its current course in 2014.

2012-10-05 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien BuemiDaniel Ricciardo has been signed by Red Bull’s champion team for at least three years, and the other energy drink-owned F1 squad, Toro Rosso, looks likely to field Jean-Eric Vergne alongside rookie Antonio Felix da Costa next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Kovalainen not considering Le Mans move yet

Heikki Kovalainen insists he has not yet given up on his formula one career.

2013-06-08_0059After losing his Caterham race seat, the Finn’s hopes have been raised again with two more Friday practice drives at Spa last weekend, and Monza up next. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Buemi tips Red Bull to sign Raikkonen

“The situation is not clear yet”

2013-06-06_0088Sebastien Buemi, a recent Toro Rosso driver and now Red Bull reserve, has tipped the world champions to sign Kimi Raikkonen for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Buemi likely to stay Red Bull reserve in 2014

“I’d prefer to stay here rather than finish 18th”

2012-10-05 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien BuemiSebastien Buemi has hinted he is currently content with life as Red Bull’s official F1 reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Buemi the key to Red Bull’s Monaco turnaround

Buemi had turned no fewer than 400 laps in the simulator at Milton-Keynes

2012-10-05 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien BuemiTest driver Sebastien Buemi was the key to Red Bull’s turnaround on the streets of Monaco, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Sauber not considering Gutierrez axe

Mexican Gutierrez is struggling so far in 2013

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Esteban Gutierrez 01Peter Sauber has played down suggestions the Swiss team might be considering ousting underperforming rookie Esteban Gutierrez. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Next Red Bull junior ‘very close’ to F1 debut

The obvious favourite for that seat is Antonio Felix da Costa

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da CostaThe latest cream of Red Bull’s junior driver programme insists he is ready to step up to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Magnussen is new McLaren reserve

McLaren has a new reserve driver twitching on the bench in China.

2012-12-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Kevin Magnussen  00Last year, the famous British team signed up promising 20-year-old Kevin Magnussen. The Dane is the son of former Stewart driver and McLaren tester Jan. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Infiniti Red Bull Racing team to perform demo drives for World Series by Renault

Daniel Ricciardo will have the honour of performing this season’s first demo drive

Infiniti Red Bull

An integral part of the World Series by Renault since its creation, Formula One demonstration drives will once again be on the schedule throughout 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Red Bull to have new F1 reserve in China

After winning the Formula Renault round at Monza

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da CostaThe new cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme is continuing his steady push towards formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Red Bull signs female to famous ‘junior team’

Beitske Visser

GEPA-19031399852.jpgRed Bull has signed up a female driver to its famous driver development ‘junior team’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Buemi aims to end F1 reserve ‘torture’ in 2014

Sebastien Buemi has admitted a sports car programme in 2013 is some compensation for having to watch every grand prix from the reserve bench.

2012-09-23 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien Buemi2012-10-05 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien Buemi“Yes, it’s terrible,” the Swiss said, when after being retained as Red Bull’s official reserve driver for 2013 was asked if sitting on the sidelines is difficult. “Real torture!” Buemi, 24, said as he recalled last year, the first season after being dropped by Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

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