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Buemi Confirmed At Toro Rosso

Sebastien Buemi has been confirmed as one of Scuderia Toro Rosso’s race drivers for the 2009 season, Franz Tost has announced.

The Faenza based team has been holding off on its driver announcements while it evaluated all of the possible drivers, but it would seem that Red Bull back Buemi has done enough to convince the bosses for a seat.

Buemi is just 20 but has shined in multiple race series’ around the world in his short career.

“We are delighted to welcome Sebastien, who was already part of the Red Bull family, to our team,” said team boss Franz Tost.

“Our engineers have been impressed with his speed in the car and his ability to learn and progress during the testing he has carried out for us last year.

“That, along with some impressive performances in GP2 was enough to convince us to give him the drive. His appointment also fulfils the aims of the Red Bull Junior Driver programme and meets Dietrich Mateschitz’s intention to use Scuderia Toro Rosso as a showcase for young drivers the company has supported in the lower formulae.”

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