Sebastien Buemi says his Toyota squad is relishing the underdog tag at the 'magical' Le Mans 24 Hours.

The former Formula 1 driver is gearing up for his fourth Le Mans 24 Hours start and says the event provokes strong emotions within him every time he races. The Swiss is yet to taste victory at the prestigious endurance race but feels his Toyota squad is capable of taking the coveted LMP1 title despite a difficult start to 2015.

"Le Mans is always a special moment in the season, being part of this unique race is always magical," Buemi said. "The start of the race is a very special moment for me. There's a big adrenaline rush and you fully understand that we are racing here in Le Mans. There are so many emotions.

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"This year we are in the role of underdogs so we have to take up that challenge and give it our best shot. Everyone is working very hard to reduce the gap with our rivals but Le Mans is a race like no other, there can be many surprises."

The defending World Endurance Champion also has the opportunity to hold a unique title of double world champion in two different series later this month.

Buemi, who races for e.dams Renault in Formula E, is currently second in the drivers' standings and just two points behind leader Nelson Piquet Jr with three rounds to go.

The Swiss will make the trip to Moscow for round nine of the Formula E championship this weekend before Le Mans and says it would be a dream come true to claim his maiden Le Mans win.

"We still hope to be at the front at the chequered flag," he added. "It's a long week and a long race so let's see what happens."

Buemi will co-drive the #1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid with fellow WEC champion Anthony Davidson and Japanese driver Kazuki Nakajima, who has recently been given the green light to race at Le Mans after recovering from a back injury.