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Buemi to race 2013 Le Mans?

2012-01-23 08:02

HAPPIER DAYS: Sebastien Buemi in action for Red Bull in the 2011 German F1 GP.

 
BERNE, Switzerland - Former Toro Rosso racer Sebastien Buemi wants to drive in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hour sports-car race.

He's lost his F1 race seat and been signed as Red Bull's reserve driver for 2012 but the 23-year-old Swiss admitted he would also like to drive at Le Mans. The race is scheduled for mid-June, between the Canadian and European F1 races.

SOURCES SURE

"Ideally I would couple F1 with a different (series), such as endurance - I like the Le Mans 24 a lot," Buemi said. "There is no GP over the Le Mans weekend, so it would be possible. The big teams will start their testing soon, so I could participate as well.

"I will probably be able to announce the details of what I will be doing in 2012 fairly soon."

A Swiss newspaper, Blick, whose veteran F1 correspondent Roger Benoit is close to Buemi, said Toyota was about to name Buemi as one of its Le Mans drivers.

"French sources say the Japanese will announce their teams on January 23," the reportm said.

Buemi's grandfather Georges Gachnang raced at Le Mans in the early 1960's.

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