Buemi on the podium in Berlin

SEBASTIEN BUEMI

Racing Driver #23

Date of birth 31 October 1988

Place of birth Aigle, Vaud, Switzerland

Season 6 result 4th in drivers’ championship (4 podiums)

Buemi at pre-season testing in Valencia

Racing history

2004 Sebastien made his single-seater debut in Formula BMW ADAC where the then-15-year-old took 10 podium finishes and was 3rd in the championship. In the same year, he sampled Formula 1 machinery for the first time, doing a demo run in a 5-year-old Arrows car.

2005 In his second season of Formula BMW ADAC, Sebastien took 7 victories in his title battle against fellow future F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, finishing runner-up after an impressive campaign.

2006 Moving up to F3 Euro Series, Sebastien scored a maiden win for Mücke Motorsport at Oschersleben, in addition to a podium finish at the Masters of Formula 3 in Zandvoort. He also made his Macau Grand Prix debut where he was 4th for Carlin.

2007 3 victories in the F3 Euro Series secured Sebastien the vice-champion spot in the championship to Romain Grosjean while the Swiss also completed a half-season campaign of the GP2 Series with ART Grand Prix.

2008 Now full-time in the GP2 Series with Team Arden, Sebastien took 2 wins and was signed by Red Bull Racing as its F1 development driver.

2009 Sebastien made his F1 race debut, claiming 4 points finishes in his maiden season.

2010-11 Sebastien continued to race in F1, claiming 11 further points finishes with a best result of 7th.

2012 Sebastien made his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut, while he continued in F1 as a test and reserve driver.

2013 Sebastien made a full-time switch to the World Endurance Championship (WEC), securing his first victory at the Bahrain finale.

2014 Sebastien debuted in the FIA Formula E Championship with Renault e.dams, claiming his and the team’s first win in Punta del Este. That season he also took the WEC title.

2015 Concluding the inaugural Formula E season, Sebastien helped Renault e.dams claim the teams’ title while finishing 2nd in the drivers’ championship after a final race showdown.

2016 The 2015/16 Formula E title went to Sebastien after another grand finale in London, with his Renault e.dams squad making it back-to-back teams’ championships.

2017 Sebastien took the vice-champion spot in the Formula E championship in the 2016/17 season, securing a record 6 wins during the campaign.

2018 With 4 podium finishes, Sebastien claimed 4th in the 2017/18 Formula E championship and took his first 24 Hours of Le Mans win.

2019 Now driving for Nissan e.dams in Formula E, Sebastien gave the Japanese manufacturer a maiden win in the all-electric series in New York and finished in the runner-up spot in the championship while taking a second WEC title, including another Le Mans victory.

2020 Sebastien added 4 more podiums to his tally, finishing 4th in the championship and helping Nissan e.dams secure second in the teams’ standings, and claimed a third Le Mans win.