Red Bull Racing test and reserve driver Sebastien Buemi made an appearance at the Infiniti Racing Adventures event at Infiniti showroom where he took on guests in a simulator challenge hosted by Elliott Danker. The event also gave guests an opportunity to network and view a fashion show featuring Red Bull Racing apparel, Red Bull Racing Eyewear, Casio Edifice and Baby G watches, Pepe Jeans as well as Geox shoes.
We manage to sit down with him for a couple of minutes to find out about his favourite circuit and the aspects of being a test and reserve driver.
Tell us more about the aspects of being a test and reserve driver and how important is it to the team?
Sebastien Buemi: I think it’s really important. First of all the team has to have a really good reserve driver if something happens you know when you’re fighting for the championship like Red Bull is at the moment, you’ve got to grab all the points in every race and if you don’t have a good reserve driver then if something happens you may not be able to get those points which makes a big difference towards the end of the season. The biggest thing right now for the reserve driver is the simulator work. We spend days trying to improve the car on the simulator because testing is prohibited so we have to find another solution to keep improving the car.