Sébastien Buemi

Sébastien Olivier Buemi (born 31 October 1988)[1] is a Swiss professional racing driver, who formerly competed for Scuderia Toro Rosso in Formula One. In F1, Buemi is currently a reserve driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso's sister team, Red Bull Racing.

Buemi has competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota Gazoo Racing (formerly Toyota Racing) since 2012. He became the 2014 World Endurance Champion in the LMP1 class.[2] He won both the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans and, subsequently, the 2018-19 WEC Championship.

Buemi has raced FIA Formula E Championship with e.dams Renault since 2014. He won the Formula E Championship in 2015-16.

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Sébastien Buemi Formula E
Buemi at the 2016 Paris ePrix
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Born31 October 1988 (age 30)
Aigle, Switzerland
Related toNatacha Gachnang (cousin)
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2012
Current teamToyota Gazoo Racing
Car no.8
Starts51
Championships2 (2014), (2018–19)
Wins15
Poles6
Fastest laps6
Best finish1st in 2014
Formula E career
Debut season2014–15
Current teamNissan e.dams
Car no.23
Former teams0
Starts56
Championships1
Wins13
Podiums25
Poles14
Fastest laps7
Best finish1st in 2015–16
Formula One World Championship career
Active years20092011
TeamsToro Rosso
Entries55 (55 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points29
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry2009 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry2011 Brazilian Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2012
TeamsToyota Racing
Best finish1st (2018), (2019)
Class wins2

Career

Formula BMW

Born in Aigle, Vaud, Buemi graduated from karting and spent 2004 and 2005 in German Formula BMW, finishing third and second in the championship respectively. He was also runner up in the 2005 FBMW World Final.

Formula Three

Following a single race in Spanish Formula Three in 2005, Buemi moved up to the Formula Three Euroseries for 2006, finishing 12th in the championship, ceding 11th place to Charlie Kimball on countback. He remained in the series for 2007, and finished second in the championship, behind Romain Grosjean. He has also competed in the special Masters of Formula 3 and Macau Grand Prix races.

A1 Grand Prix

For the 2006–07 A1 Grand Prix season, Buemi shared driving duties for A1 Team Switzerland with Neel Jani and Marcel Fässler. The team finished eighth in the championship.

GP2 Series

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Buemi driving for Arden International at the Silverstone round of the 2008 GP2 Series season

Buemi was drafted in at short notice to replace the injured Michael Ammermüller at ART Grand Prix for the Monaco round of the 2007 GP2 Series season. He performed creditably on his GP2 début, qualifying fourth and finishing seventh. He joined the Arden International team for the 2008 GP2 Asia Series, and finished as runner-up with a win and four second places. He continued with the team for the main 2008 season.[3] He scored his first win in the French sprint race, starting 21st on the grid (after a technical problem in the feature race) on slick tyres on a drying track and benefitting as most rivals had to pit for slicks. He won one more race and ended the season sixth in the championship.

Formula One

On 18 September 2007 he drove the Red Bull RB3 at the F1 test session in Jerez. He was third quickest on the day, behind Timo Glock (BMW) and Vitantonio Liuzzi (Scuderia Toro Rosso) but ahead of names such as Rubens Barrichello (Honda) and Nelson Piquet Jr. (Renault). On 16 January 2008 Red Bull Racing confirmed Buemi as their test and reserve driver for the 2008 season.[4] At the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix, Buemi drove the medical car as usual driver Dr Jacques Tropenat had been suffering from an ear problem.[5]

Scuderia Toro Rosso (2009–2011)

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Buemi during free practice at the 2009 Spanish Grand Prix.

Scuderia Toro Rosso confirmed its signing of Buemi as one of its race drivers on 9 January 2009.[6] He was the first Swiss driver to take part in an F1 race since Jean-Denis Délétraz drove for Pacific at the 1995 European Grand Prix.

In his first race, the 2009 Australian Grand Prix, Buemi outqualified his teammate Sébastien Bourdais and then scored a point in the race by finishing in eighth position. He was later promoted to seventh place as a result of Lewis Hamilton being disqualified. At the Chinese Grand Prix, he scored another point, this time in the wet, finishing eighth after starting tenth. After a mid season dip in the Toro Rosso's form, Buemi rounded off a good weekend to finish 7th in the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix. He followed this with a third top ten qualification in a row and another points finish at the season finale in Abu Dhabi. Buemi finished the year sixteenth with 6 points as the best rookie.

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Buemi driving the Toro Rosso STR5 during practice for the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix

On 9 November 2009, it was confirmed that Buemi would race for a second season with Toro Rosso.

During the first free practice session of the 2010 Chinese Grand Prix, a front suspension wishbone broke under braking on Buemi's Toro Rosso as he braked for Turn 14. The two front wheels flew off while Buemi was travelling at over 300 km/h (190 mph). One wheel went over the safety fence and landed in a spectator area, missing a camera man on its way. Buemi's car continued to travel forward, veering to the left and sliding along an Armco barrier, knocking off the front wing. Neither Buemi nor any spectators were injured as a result of the incident. Toro Rosso blamed a failure of a new front right upright for the incident.[7] Buemi completed 2010 with eight points to teammate Alguersuari's five. He was sixteenth again in the drivers' championship.

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Buemi driving for Toro Rosso at the 2011 Italian Grand Prix

Buemi, along with his teammate from 2009 and 2010 – Jaime Alguersuari, continued to race for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2011. On 14 December 2011 it was announced that both Buemi and Alguersuari had been dropped by the team, and would be replaced by Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Éric Vergne for the 2012 season.

Red Bull Racing (2012-present)

In January 2012 it was announced that Buemi would rejoin Red Bull Racing as a test and reserve driver for the 2012 season, as well as acting as Toro Rosso's reserve driver.[8] Buemi continued as Red Bull's test and reserve driver for the 2013[9] and 2014 seasons. Buemi was again announced as reserve driver for 2019 for Red Bull Racing.

Sportscars

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The Toyota TS040 Hybrid that Buemi drove at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Buemi also signed a deal to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Toyota Motorsport GmbH, driving a Toyota TS030 Hybrid with Anthony Davidson and Hiroaki Ishiura (who later withdrew and was replaced by Stéphane Sarrazin).[10] After a strong performance, the car was running in third position in the early evening when Davidson collided with a GT Ferrari and crashed heavily.

In 2013, Buemi continued driving with Toyota for a full season and ended with third place in the drivers' championship. For the 2014 season, he drove Toyota's new car – the Toyota TS040 Hybrid. With four wins and seven podiums from the eight races, Buemi became World Endurance Drivers' Champion with teammate Anthony Davidson.[2]

Formula E (2014–present)

Buemi is currently the most successful driver in the series' history having claimed more wins, poles, fastest laps and points than any other driver in the series.

Renault e.dams (2014–2018)

Buemi raced in the inaugural Formula E season for e.dams alongside Frenchman Nicolas Prost.

2014–15

Buemi's season did not start off easily with a retirement in Beijing having started from last on the grid and being unable to set a qualifying time at the following round in Putrajaya, he lined up 19th on the grid. Buemi drove a brilliant recovery race having started in 19th and finishing 3rd on the podium ahead of his teammate who started in 11th. At the third round of the season Buemi secured his first race victory in Punta del Este. Buemi started on pole at the following round in Buenos Aires for the first time in his career but crashed out of the race after leading. Buemi went on to win in Monaco and the first London race, both from pole position, whereas he finished second in Berlin. Buemi finished the season second in the championship, one point short of Nelson Piquet Jr.'s tally.

2015–16

In season two, Buemi dominated the early stages of the championship. In the season opening round in Beijing Buemi secured pole, fastest lap and the race win. The story was looking much the same in the following round in Putrajaya before Buemi's car experienced mechanical failure while leading the race. Having made a mistake in qualifying in Punta del Este, Buemi lined up fifth on the grid, but went on to claim his third fastest lap in three races and another race victory. Next he finished second in Buenos Aires and Mexico.

After a third-place finish at Paris, Buemi scored his third win of the season at Berlin, setting up a nail bitting finale in London. With Buemi needing to finish ahead of rival Lucas Di Grassi to win the championship in the second race of the weekend, he was hit off by no other than Di Grassi himself at the first corner. Therefore, the title was to be headed to whoever could get the fastest lap bonus points in their second car. Despite the immense pressure, Buemi cruised to the fastest lap to become Formula E champion 2015-16.

2016–17

Season three started exceptionally well for Buemi, as he won the first three rounds of the championship, becoming the first Formula E driver to achieve the feat of three consecutive wins. Buemi would go on to take three more wins at Monaco,[11] Paris,[12] and Berlin[13] before the final 4 races in New York City and Montreal, both double headers.

However, Buemi skipped the New York event due to his WEC commitments with Toyota and participated in the 6 Hours of Nürburgring instead, with Red Bull F1 test and reserve driver Pierre Gasly taking his place.[14] In addition, he was disqualified from two races for technical infringements. Ultimately, this loss of points led to Buemi missing out on the championship as rival Lucas Di Grassi took the title at the final race.

2017-18

Buemi endured a tough start to the season, taking only one point from the opening double-header at Hong Kong, having been involved in some incidents, including with previous seasons' title rival Lucas Di Grassi. Buemi hit back with pole position at Marrakesh. He led the race throughout, until 4 laps from the end, he was passed by the Mahindra of Felix Rosenqvist. He achieved two podium finishes at the next two races, to leave him in 4th place in the standings. However, he crashed out of the following race in Punta del Este. His Renault e.dams, however, proved not to be as competitive as previous seasons, and while consistently scoring in the points, he did not achieve a race win or podium for the next 4 races. In the final ePrix of the season, a double-header at New York, Buemi qualified on pole in both rounds, with the final round being achieved in the first wet qualifying session in Formula E history. However, he would slip behind faster cars in the races to 3rd and 4th respectively. This meant he finished the season in 4th place, his lowest position in the standings since Formula E began, with 125 points. Renault e.dams finished the season 5th in the standings, the first time they had not won the Teams' Championship, with Buemi scoring 125 out of the team's 133 points.

Nissan e.dams (2018–present)

It was announced that the DAMS would switch from Renault to Nissan from the 2018-19 season. Buemi was initially meant to partner Alexander Albon, who raced for the DAMS Formula 2 team, but he was released by DAMS to join Buemi's former team, Toro Rosso to race in F1 in 2019. Albon was replaced by Oliver Rowland, who had previously raced for DAMS in Formula 2 in 2017.

2018-19

Buemi started the season with 3rd place on the grid, but slipped to 6th by the end of the race. At the next round in Marrakesh, Buemi again started 3rd on the grid, but had to avoid the spinning Techeetah of Jean-Éric Vergne and fell down the order. However, by the end of the race, he recovered to 8th place. At the next race, in Santiago, he inherited pole position when Lucas Di Grassi was disqualified for a technical infringement. However, he crashed out of lead towards the end of the race due to a brake failure. Buemi's misfortune continued, when at the next race, both him and his teammate Rowland ran out of energy a lap before the end of the race, running in 4th and 3rd respectively, after Nissan had miscalculated the number of laps remaining. This was followed by a suspension failure causing him to retire from the following round. At the next round he crashed during his superpole run and therefore qualified 6th, but he was later disqualified for a technical infringement and had to start from the pit lane. By the last lap, he had made his way up to 8th place, but while attempting to overtake Robin Frijns, Buemi ploughed into the back of him, causing Frijns to take out Di Grassi, moving Buemi up to 6th, while Di Grassi retired on the spot, and Frijns limped back home in 14th. Buemi was given a 10-second time penalty for causing the collision and was classified 8th, the position he was in before the crash.

Personal life

As of 2009 Buemi was officially resident in Bahrain, living with his family and his girlfriend Jennifer.[15] He has since moved to Monaco.[1] His cousin, Natacha Gachnang, is also a racing driver. In February 2016, Buemi became a father with the birth of his son Jules. He welcomed the birth of his second son Theo in January 2018.

In 2013, Buemi and Johnny Herbert mentored 6 contestants in a primetime ITV4 reality series, with the aim of taking players of the Gran Turismo videogames to the Dubai 24 Hour race as real drivers.[16] Other countries in Europe had heats mentored by Vitantonio Liuzzi.[17]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Formula BMW ADAC Lars Kaufmann Motorsport 20 0 2 2 10 188 3rd
2005 Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 20 7 7 12 16 282 2nd
Formula BMW World Final 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
Spanish Formula 3 Championship Racing Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 Formula 3 Euro Series ASL Mücke Motorsport 20 1 0 6 3 31 12th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Motopark Academy 8 2 1 1 6 172 7th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 6 1 0 0 1 33 11th
Macau Grand Prix Carlin Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2006–07 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Switzerland 12 0 0 1 0 50 8th
2007 Formula 3 Euro Series ASL Mücke Motorsport 20 3 2 4 13 95 2nd
GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 11 0 0 3 0 6 21st
Macau Grand Prix Räikkönen Robertson Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
2008 GP2 Asia Series Trust Team Arden 10 1 0 1 5 37 2nd
GP2 Series 19 2 0 0 5 50 6th
Formula One Red Bull Racing Test driver
2009 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 17 0 0 0 0 6 16th
2010 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 19 0 0 0 0 8 16th
2011 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 19 0 0 0 0 15 15th
2012 FIA World Endurance Championship Toyota Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
European Le Mans Series Boutsen Ginion Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Formula One Red Bull Racing Test driver
2013 FIA World Endurance Championship Toyota Racing 8 1 0 0 4 106.25 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 2nd
Formula One Infiniti Red Bull Racing Test driver
2014 FIA World Endurance Championship Toyota Racing 8 4 2 3 7 166 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 3rd
Formula One Infiniti Red Bull Racing Test driver
2014–15 Formula E e.dams Renault 11 3 3 1 5 143 2nd
2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Toyota Racing 8 0 0 0 1 79 5th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
Formula One Infiniti Red Bull Racing Test driver
2015–16 Formula E Renault e.dams 10 3 3 5 6 155 1st
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship Toyota Gazoo Racing 9 0 0 0 1 60 8th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Formula One Red Bull Racing Reserve driver
2016–17 Formula E Renault e.dams 10 6 2 1 6 157 2nd
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Toyota Gazoo Racing 9 5 0 1 7 183 2nd
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 1 0 N/A 8th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rebellion Racing 2 0 0 0 0 45 26th
Formula One Red Bull Racing Reserve driver
2017–18 Formula E Renault e.dams 12 0 3 0 4 125 4th
2018 24 Hours of Le Mans Toyota Gazoo Racing 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
Formula One Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Reserve driver
2018-19 Formula E Nissan e.dams 13 1 3 0 4 119 2nd
FIA World Endurance Championship Toyota Gazoo Racing 8 5 4 0 7 198 1st
2019 24 Hours of Le Mans Toyota Gazoo Racing 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2006 ASL Mücke Motorsport Dallara F305/011 Mercedes HOC
1

19
HOC
2

14
LAU
1

Ret
LAU
2

12
OSC
1

7
OSC
2

1
BRH
1

21
BRH
2

16
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

11
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

8
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

8
CAT
1

7
CAT
2

5
BUG
1

DSQ
BUG
2

11
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

3
12th 31
2007 ASL Mücke Motorsport Dallara F305/011 Mercedes HOC
1

1
HOC
2

3
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

2
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

2
MAG
1

3
MAG
2

19
MUG
1

3
MUG
2

5
ZAN
1

3
ZAN
2

2
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

3
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

6
NOG
1

4
NOG
2

1
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

1
2nd 95

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 Switzerland NED
SPR

10
NED
FEA

8
CZE
SPR

8
CZE
FEA

10
BEI
SPR
BEI
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
NZL
SPR

5
NZL
FEA

4
AUS
SPR

4
AUS
FEA

7
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
SHA
SPR

4
SHA
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

Ret
GBR
SPR

DSQ
8th 50

Complete GP2 Series results

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2007 ART Grand Prix BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA

7
MAG
FEA
MAG
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
NÜR
FEA

Ret
NÜR
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

17
IST
FEA

Ret
IST
SPR

13
MNZ
FEA

7
MNZ
SPR

14
SPA
FEA

10
SPA
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
21st 6
2008 Trust Team Arden CAT
FEA

7
CAT
SPR

2
IST
FEA

6
IST
SPR

3
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

11
MAG
FEA

Ret
MAG
SPR

1
SIL
FEA

4
SIL
SPR

DNS
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

1
VAL
FEA

6
VAL
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

5
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

3
MNZ
SPR

7
6th 50

Complete GP2 Asia Series results

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2008 Trust Team Arden DUB1
FEA

DSQ
DUB1
SPR

Ret
SEN
FEA

1
SEN
SPR

7
SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

Ret
BHR
FEA

2
BHR
SPR

2
DUB2
FEA

2
DUB2
SPR

2
2nd 37

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2009 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
7
MAL
16†
CHN
8
BHR
17
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
TUR
15
GBR
18
GER
16
HUN
16
EUR
Ret
BEL
12
ITA
13†
SIN
Ret
JPN
Ret
BRA
7
ABU
8
16th 6
2010 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR5 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 BHR
16†
AUS
Ret
MAL
11
CHN
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
10
TUR
16
CAN
8
EUR
9
GBR
12
GER
Ret
HUN
12
BEL
12
ITA
11
SIN
14
JPN
10
KOR
Ret
BRA
13
ABU
15
16th 8
2011 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR6 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
8
MAL
13
CHN
14
TUR
9
ESP
14
MON
10
CAN
10
EUR
13
GBR
Ret
GER
15
HUN
8
BEL
Ret
ITA
10
SIN
12
JPN
Ret
KOR
9
IND
Ret
ABU
Ret
BRA
12
15th 15

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 Japan Toyota Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Toyota TS030 Hybrid LMP1 82 DNF DNF
2013 Japan Toyota Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Toyota TS030 Hybrid LMP1 347 2nd 2nd
2014 Japan Toyota Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
France Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS040 Hybrid LMP1-H 374 3rd 3rd
2015 Japan Toyota Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS040 Hybrid LMP1 386 8th 8th
2016 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 384 NC NC
2017 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 358 8th 2nd
2018 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Spain Fernando Alonso
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 388 1st 1st
2019 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Spain Fernando Alonso
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 385 1st 1st

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 Toyota Racing LMP1 Toyota TS030 Hybrid Toyota 3.4 L V8 (Hybrid) SEB SPA LMS
Ret
SIL SÃO BHR FUJ SHA NC 0
2013 Toyota Racing LMP1 Toyota TS030 Hybrid Toyota 3.4 L V8 (Hybrid) SIL
3
SPA
4
LMS
2
SÃO
Ret
COA
2
FUJ
15
SHA
Ret
BHR
1
3rd 106.25
2014 Toyota Racing LMP1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid Toyota 3.7 L V8 (Hybrid) SIL
1
SPA
1
LMS
3
COA
3
FUJ
1
SHA
1
BHR
10
SÃO
2
1st 166
2015 Toyota Racing LMP1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid Toyota 3.7 L V8 (Hybrid) SIL
3
SPA
8
LMS
8
NÜR
5
COA
4
FUJ
5
SHA
6
BHR
4
5th 79
2016 Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 Toyota TS050 Hybrid Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6 (Hybrid) SIL
16
SPA
27
LMS
NC
NÜR
5
MEX
Ret
COA
5
FUJ
4
SHA
3
BHR
4
8th 60
2017 Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 Toyota TS050 Hybrid Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6 (Hybrid) SIL
1
SPA
1
LMS
6
NÜR
4
MEX
3
COA
3
FUJ
1
SHA
1
BHR
1
2nd 183
2018–19 Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 Toyota TS050 Hybrid Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6 (Hybrid) SPA
1
LMS
1
SIL
DSQ
FUJ
2
SHA
2
SEB
1
SPA
1
LMS
1
1st 198

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2017 Rebellion Racing P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
8
SEB
9
LBH COA DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 26th 45

Complete Formula E results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
2014–15 e.dams Renault Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI
Ret
PUT
3
PDE
1
BUE
Ret
MIA
13
LBH
4
MCO
1
BER
2
MSC
9
LON
1
LON
5
2nd 143
2015–16 Renault e.dams Spark-Renault Z.E 15 BEI
1
PUT
12
PDE
1
BUE
2
MEX
2
LBH
16
PAR
3
BER
1
LON
5
LON
Ret
1st 155
2016–17 Renault e.dams Spark-Renault Z.E 16 HKG
1
MRK
1
BUE
1
MEX
14
MCO
1
PAR
1
BER
DSQ
BER
1
NYC NYC MTL
DSQ
MTL
11
2nd 157
2017–18 Renault e.dams Spark-Renault Z.E. 17 HKG
11
HKG
10
MRK
2
SAN
3
MEX
3
PDE
Ret
ROM
6
PAR
5
BER
4
ZUR
5
NYC
3
NYC
4
4th 125
2018–19 Nissan e.dams Spark-Nissan IM01 ADR
6
MRK
8
SAN
Ret
MEX
21†
HKG
Ret
SNY
8
ROM
5
PAR
15
MCO
5
BER
2
BRN
3
NYC
1
NYC
3
2nd 119

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tom Kristensen
Allan McNish
Loïc Duval
World Endurance Drivers Champion
2014
With: Anthony Davidson
Succeeded by
Timo Bernhard
Brendon Hartley
Mark Webber
Preceded by
Nelson Piquet Jr.
Formula E Champion
2015-16
Succeeded by
Lucas di Grassi
Preceded by
Timo Bernhard
Brendon Hartley
Earl Bamber
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
20182019
With: Fernando Alonso & Kazuki Nakajima
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Timo Bernhard
Brendon Hartley
Earl Bamber
World Endurance Drivers Champion
2018–19
With: Fernando Alonso & Kazuki Nakajima
Succeeded by
Incumbent
2004 Formula BMW ADAC season

The 2004 Formula BMW ADAC season was a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in 1.2 litre Formula BMW single seat race cars. The 2004 season was the seventh Formula BMW ADAC season organized by BMW Motorsport and ADAC. The season began at Hockenheimring on 17 April and finished at the same place on 3 October, after twenty races.Sebastian Vettel won 18 of 20 races, on his way to championship title.

2005 Formula BMW ADAC season

The 2005 Formula BMW ADAC season was a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in 1.2 litre Formula BMW single seat race cars. The 2005 season was the eighth Formula BMW ADAC season organized by BMW Motorsport and ADAC.

The championship was contested over twenty races at ten meetings, one of them supporting the European Grand Prix.

Nico Hülkenberg was crowned series champion.

2007 Formula 3 Euro Series

The 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series season was the fifth championship year of Europe’s premier Formula Three series. As in previous years, the championships took place over ten rounds – each with two races – held at a variety of European circuits. Each weekend consisted of one 60-minute practice session and one qualifying session, followed by one c.110 km race and one c.80 km race. The single qualifying session was retained from 2006, with the starting order for race 2 being determined by the finishing order of race 1, with the top eight positions reversed. This season was notable for the return of Volkswagen as an F3 engine supplier. The drivers' title was won by Romain Grosjean and the teams' title was again won by ASM Formule 3. It was the fourth double title win in succession for ASM. The top four drivers in the championship would go on to race in Formula 1: Sébastien Buemi, Kamui Kobayashi and champion Grosjean all debuted in F1 in 2009 and Nico Hülkenberg in 2010.

2015 Beijing ePrix

The 2015 Beijing ePrix, formally the 2015 FIA Formula E SWUSP Beijing ePrix, was a Formula E motor race that was held on 24 October 2015 at the Beijing Olympic Green Circuit in Beijing, China. It was the second edition of the Beijing ePrix and the first race of the second season of the electrically powered racing car series. The race was dominated by Sébastien Buemi, who won starting from pole position. Since he also recorded the fastest lap, he became the first driver to score the maximum of 30 points from a single ePrix

2015 Monaco ePrix

The 2015 Monaco ePrix was a Formula E motor race held on 9 May 2015 on the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit in Monte Carlo, Monaco. It was the seventh championship race of the single-seater, electrically powered racing car series' inaugural season. The race was won by Sébastien Buemi, who became the first multiple race winner in the series.

2015 Punta del Este ePrix

The 2015 Punta del Este ePrix (officially the 2015 FIA Formula E Julius Baer Punta del Este ePrix) was a Formula E motor race held on 19 December 2015 at the Punta del Este Street Circuit in Punta del Este, Uruguay. It was the second Punta del Este ePrix and the third championship race of the 2015–16 Formula E season, the second season of the single-seater, electrically powered racing car series. The race was won by Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi from team Renault e.Dams.

2015–16 Formula E season

The 2015–16 FIA Formula E season was the second season of the FIA Formula E championship, held from 24 October 2015 to 3 July 2016. The season sees the introduction of eight manufacturers, who are allowed to develop new power trains, specifically the e-motor, the inverter, the gearbox and the cooling system. Nelson Piquet Jr. was the defending Drivers' Champion and Renault e.dams successfully defended teams champion. After ten rounds, Sebastien Buemi won the championship by just two points over Lucas di Grassi after setting the fastest lap in the final race, where neither driver finished following an opening lap crash and several attempts to set the fastest lap in their second cars.

Beijing ePrix

The Beijing ePrix was an automobile race of the Formula E championship in Beijing, People's Republic of China. It was first raced in the 2014-15 season, of which the 2014 Beijing ePrix was the first Formula E race in history.

Berlin ePrix

The Berlin ePrix is an annual race of the single-seater, electrically powered Formula E championship, held in Berlin, Germany. It was first raced in the 2014–15 season.

Kazuki Nakajima

Kazuki Nakajima (中嶋 一貴, Nakajima Kazuki, born January 11, 1985) is a professional racing driver who drove in Formula One for the Williams-Toyota team from 2007 to 2009. Racing for Toyota Gazoo Racing since 2016, he won the 2018 and 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, and is 2018-19 World Endurance champion along with team-mates Fernando Alonso and Sébastien Buemi. He is the second FIA world champion from Japan after Toshi Arai.

List of Formula E driver records

This is a list of driver records in the FIA Formula E Championship, since 2014–15. Drivers who competed in the 2018–19 Formula E season are highlighted in bold.

This page is accurate up to the end of the 2019 Paris ePrix.

London ePrix

The London ePrix was an annual race of the single-seater, electrically powered Formula E championship, held in London, United Kingdom. It was first raced in the 2014-15 season.

Marrakesh ePrix

The Marrakesh ePrix is a race of the single-seater, electrically powered Formula E championship, held in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was first raced in the 2016–17 season.

Monaco ePrix

The Monaco ePrix is a biennial automobile race of the Formula E championship in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Putrajaya ePrix

The Putrajaya ePrix was an automobile race of the Formula E championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia, taking place in November. It was first raced in the 2014–15 season.

Toro Rosso STR4

The Toro Rosso STR4 was a Formula One car which Scuderia Toro Rosso used in the 2009 Formula One season. The car was revealed to be a Red Bull RB5 with a 2008-spec Ferrari 056 engine in Barcelona on March 9, 2009. It was revealed before the testing session.

Toro Rosso STR5

The Toro Rosso STR5 was a Formula One motor racing car designed and built by Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2010 season. The car was a significant change for the team as it represented the first chassis they have designed and built on their own; prior to 2010, the car was identical to that of parent team Red Bull Racing, circumventing a ban on customer chassis by having both cars designed by a third party. The car, driven by an unchanged lineup from 2009 of Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, was unveiled at the first official test of 2010 on February 1, at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

Toro Rosso STR6

The Toro Rosso STR6 is a Formula One racing car developed by Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2011 Formula One season. It is the second car that the team has built entirely on their own following the introduction of regulations that banned the use of "customer chassis", a chassis developed by one team and purchased by another (prior to 2010 Toro Rosso used a customer chassis from its "big brother" Red Bull Racing).

In 2011, the car was driven by Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, with test driver Daniel Ricciardo being guaranteed the opportunity to drive the car in the first practice session of a race weekend at all twenty races in the season (Ricciardo was signed by Hispania Racing as a replacement for Narain Karthikeyan from Round 9 of the championship in Great Britain). The car was unveiled on 1 February at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.The Toro Rosso STR6 was powered by the Type 056 engine from Ferrari, the same engine that powered the works Ferraris but Toro Rosso STR6 was opted 2010-spec Ferrari 056 engine due to cheap price reasons. Alguersuari recorded the cars highest qualifying position with 6th at the Belgian Grand Prix and he also recorded the cars best finish with a pair of 7th places at the Italian and Korean Grands Prix. Buemi and Alguersuari combined to score 41 points in 2011 giving the team 8th in the Constructors Championship. Buemi scored 15 of the points to finish the Drivers' Championship in 15th place while Alguersuari scored 26 to finish 14th.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH

Toyota Motorsport GmbH is a fully owned and controlled entity of the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation, based in Cologne, Germany. It employs around 200 people in a 30,000m2 factory and provides motorsport and automotive services to fellow Toyota companies and to outside clients.

As of the 2018 season, TMG currently operates Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) factory team under the name Toyota Gazoo Racing. TMG's WEC team is not to be confused with Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, which is Toyota's factory team in the FIA World Rally Championship and is not operated by TMG.

TMG was responsible, under the name Toyota Team Europe (TTE), for Toyota's World Rally Championship cars starting from the 1970s right up to the 1990s. In addition, since 1994, TMG has developed a tuning business for Toyota road cars, offering complete vehicle service, tuning and sports accessories. In 1999 the company stopped participating in rallying, in order to prepare for a switch to Formula One in 2002. From 2002 to 2009, TMG participated in Formula 1 under the team name Panasonic Toyota Racing, starting 139 Grands Prix. In that time, they finished on the podium 13 times, earned three pole positions and scored a total of 278.5 points. On 4 November 2009, Toyota announced their withdrawal from Formula 1.

In the meantime, it entered sports car racing and the 24 Hours of Le Mans: in 1998 and 1999, finishing 2nd in 1999 with their notably quick Toyota GT-One. TMG has moved back into sports car racing as an exclusive engine supplier from 2011 onwards to Lola Cars, powering Rebellion Racing. In 2012 TMG fully returned to sports car competition with the Toyota TS030 Hybrid.

In addition to its motorsport activities, Toyota Motorsport also undertakes production vehicle analysis and development on behalf of Toyota, providing "highly skilled and rapidly reacting engineering" services. A range of modified Toyota road cars is also available from the Cologne factory.

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