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A profile of Toro Rosso Formula 1 Sebastien Buemi

Sebastien Buemi
Sebastien Buemi is competing in his third season with Toro Rosso

Sebastien Buemi 2011 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 27 Mar 2011 10 8 4 4
Malaysian GP 10 Apr 2011 12 13 0 4
Chinese GP 17 Apr 2011 9 14 0 4
Turkish GP 8 May 2011 16 9 2 6
Spanish GP 22 May 2011 11 14 0 6
Monaco GP 29 May 2011 17 10 1 7
Canadian Grand Prix 12 Jun 2011 15 10 1 8
European GP 26 Jun 2011 17 13 0 8
British GP 10 Jul 2011 19 21 0 8
German GP 24 Jul 2011 16 15 0 8
Hungarian GP 31 Jul 2011 23 8 4 12
Belgian GP 28 Aug 2011 11 23 0 12
Italian GP 11 Sep 2011 16 10 1 13
Singapore GP 25 Sep 2011 14 12 0 13
Japanese GP 9 Oct 2011 15 24 0 13
Korean Grand Prix 16 Oct 2011 13 9 2 15
Indian Grand Prix 30 Oct 2011 9 21 0 15
Abu Dhabi GP 13 Nov 2011 13 22 0 15
Brazilian GP 27 Nov 2011 14 12 0 15

"Sebastian Buemi has improved again in 2011 but it remains to be seen if he's done enough to fend off the Red Bull train of young drivers including Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.

"Seven times in the points, he has had some impressive races through the field but lacks consistency.

"It's always difficult to know how much team strategy plays a role. The pressure is on."


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.

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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