F1 » Buemi to make Ferrari switch?


Red Bull reserve Sebastien Buemi is apparently being courted by Ferrari as a potential replacement for Jules Bianchi.

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Dan - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 1:14 PM

Would be nice to see him and Alguersuari on the grid again. Give them one year in a good car and see how good they are, couldn't really do too much in the Toro Rosso

hugo - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 1:26 PM

No idea if it's true, but this would be a strong move for Buemi. Ferrari have a history of placing their reserve drivers in customer teams, while Red Bull are hardly going to drop him back in at Toro Rosso. If he wants to keep his F1 career alive this may be his best bet.

sodesu - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 4:48 PM

Yes but Alguersuari doesn't have fresh experience from testing a Newey car. This could be a win-win actually. If he does get another chance it'll be interesting to see what he can do in another car. He was pretty good at Toro I think, his and Algy's curse were that they were so evenly matched. Hard to tell if it's because they were both brilliant or both rubbish really.

atx2012 - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 5:12 PM

While it may be a legitimately good move by Ferrari, there could be several ulterior motives also at play. First, as has already been pointed out, Buemi has recent experience with the Red Bull/Newey designs and would be a potential source of information about the design and upcoming changes... to the extent he has any knowledge of what he is testing. Second, it is just another small disruption for Red Bull, much like the rumor of Vettel to Ferrari in 2014 and Ferrari seems to delight in this type of gamesmanship with Red Bull. Of course, this is just another rumor and again that's in keeping with the Ferrari ethos.

JJJ - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 6:09 PM
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If I were him I'd jump at any decent oppertunity to get away from Helmut, who pretty much screwed him and Algy over last year (not necessarily by not giving them a ride for this year but definitely in the way it was done by leading them on and then dropping them at the very last minute).

A case of better the devil you don't know (Ferrari) in this case I would say.

Thierry Saint-Oyant - Unregistered

December 15, 2012 3:57 AM

Bianchi drove the 2012 Ferrari for the first time at the Magny Cours test, and he was primarily Force India's test driver. It doesn't make sense to say that he had a role in Ferrari's lost of the title.

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