In a press release from the team, Buemi, 24, commented:
"I know everyone at Red Bull Racing well and it’s good to remain with the team for another year. Of course my aim is to be driving at the races again, but I am still learning all the time from my work with the team. I help with the development of the car and provide feedback throughout the season, both at the factory and at races.”
Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Christian Horner, commented about Mr. Buemi and the team's decision:
“We’re pleased that Sébastien has continued as test and reserve driver for the coming season. He joined the Red Bull Junior Team in 2004, has worked with Red Bull Racing in 2008 and 2012 and has significant race experience. He is an integral member of the team and will complete important simulation work for us throughout the year.”
As Red Bull enters into the 2013 season, it has a lot to live up to -- its own record. For the last three consecutive years, the team has taken home both the Formula One Constructors' World Championship and the Drivers' World Championship.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Connie Ann Kirk has a Ph.D. in English and is the author of several books. For Examiner.com, she writes about motor sports as well as several topics in pop culture. Currently, she is working on a book about racing with Irish historic racer John R. T. Monson, M.D. of Rochester.