Sebastien Buemi confirmed as Toro Rosso driver for 2009

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastien Buemi will make his F1 debut for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2009
Sebastien Buemi will make his F1 debut for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2009

Sebastien Buemi’s move to Toro Rosso has been predicted for months so it doesn’t come as any great surprise to hear he’s been confirmed today.

Buemi, aged 20, is Switzerland’s first F1 driver since Jean-Denis Deletraz finished 15th at the Nurburgring in 1995.

Buemi’s confirmation leaves potentially just one place left to be filled for 2009 in the second Toro Rosso. The team is understood to be choosing between Takuma Sato and Sebastien Bourdais, but needs the second driver to bring sponsorship to the team.

Any remaining seats depends on whether a buyer is found for Honda’s F1 team.

See the full, updated 2009 F1 drivers and teams line-up