Red Bull has confirmed that Sebastien Buemi will remain as the team's test and reserve driver for 2013, thereby scotching speculation that he might be lined up for one of the three currently vacant F1 seats.
"I know everyone at Red Bull Racing well and it's good to remain with the team for another year," said the Swiss. "Of course my aim is to be driving at the races again, but I am still learning all the time from my work with the team. I help with the development of the car and provide feedback throughout the season, both at the factory and at races."
"We're pleased that Sebastien has continued as test and reserve driver for the coming season," added team boss, Christian Horner. "He joined the Red Bull Junior Team in 2004, has worked with Red Bull Racing in 2008 and 2012 and has significant race experience. He is an integral member of the team and will complete important simulation work for us throughout the year."