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A profile of Toro Rosso Formula 1 Sebastien Buemi

Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi
Buemi needs to improve on his 2010 showing

Sebastien Buemi 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 15 16 0 0
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 12 21 0 0
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 13 11 0 0
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 13 21 0 0
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 14 20 0 0
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 13 10 1 1
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 14 16 0 1
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 15 8 4 5
European GP 27 Jun 2010 11 9 2 7
British GP 11 Jul 2010 16 12 0 7
German GP 25 Jul 2010 16 24 0 7
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 15 12 0 7
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 16 12 0 7
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 14 11 0 7
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 13 14 0 7
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 18 10 1 8
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 16 20 0 8
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 19 13 0 8
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 18 15 0 8

"Sebastien Buemi improved a lot through the course of his debut 2009 F1 season.

"He had looked like an accident waiting to happen, but he's moved on from that.

"But the Swiss driver has not shown improvement as the 2010 season went on and I'm surprised Toro Rosso are keeping both him and Jaime Alguersuari for 2011.

"Australian Daniel Ricciardo and Belgian Jean-Eric Vergne are waiting in the wings in Red Bull's development programme and deserve their chance."


What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula 1 driver?
You need to be fast, you are famous and you need to deal with the pressure. So fast, famous and pressure.

What is the biggest perk of the job?
Driving the car. This is the best thing. I love driving the F1 cars, they are the best in the world and it is just fantastic.

How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?
As someone who achieved a lot of good results and victories. Many world titles would also be good!

What is your most embarrassing sporting moment?
I was at the Paul Ricard circuit with some other F1 drivers - David Coulthard, Mark Webber and Sebastien Bourdais - and we had to do a demonstration with an Audi R8. I crashed the car - so that was quite bad.

Who is the worst dressed Formula 1 driver?
Are you sure everybody is answering this? I don't know, I cannot answer this, I want to pass on this because I'm a rookie.

Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?

Spa or Monaco?

Nationality: Swiss
Born: 31/10/1988, Aigle
Grand Prix debut: Australia 2009

If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?

I would still be at school at the moment and I would study the financial markets.

Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?
Roger Federer. He has achieved so much in a sport where it is difficult to stay at the top.

I really have a lot of respect for him and can learn a lot from him. He stays really cool when things are going wrong. He is really good - and he's Swiss.

What would be your perfect day off?
To wake up in Switzerland in front of the mountains and spend all day with my family and friends.

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
Every year I go to Spain. My family have a house in Malaga in the south of Spain and I really enjoy being there.

Apart from a house what is the most expensive thing that you own?
I don't own a house. So it's my car, a golf GTI.

What is your favourite item of clothing?
I like clothes by Ralph Lauren.

What is your favourite music to drive to?
I like a bit of everything but I love U2 and Nickelback

Which famous person - dead or alive - would you like to have dinner with and why?
I would love to have dinner with Roger Federer to be honest because he's just the person who I respect and want to learn so much from him.

Tell us something about yourself that most F1 fans might not know
A secret? Well, I've got an Italian passport.

Steve McQueen or Paul Newman?
Steve McQueen.

Boxers or briefs?

Angelina Jolie or Keira Knightley?
Angelina Jolie.

James Bond or Austin Powers?
James Bond.

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