Sébastien Buemi has admitted he would happily try to prove his worth with another season at Toro Rosso in order to convince the Red Bull powerbrokers that he is the right man for the job if a race seat becomes vacant at the outfit.
The 21-year-old Swiss driver has been signed on for a third season with the drinks giant’s junior F1 team, but believes he could be a contender for a role at the sister outfit if Mark Webber decides to retire at the end of the 2011 season, as is expected.
“My goal is to have a seat at Red Bull, to follow in the footsteps of Sebastian Vettel,” Buemi told Swiss paper, Le Nouvelliste.
“But first I have to convince the bosses. First of all, it requires good results, because a car like that has to be deserved.Today, I am happy to drive a Toro Rosso, with the team that gave me my chance.”
Showing a considerable amount of humility in stating his case for consideration Buemi conceded that Webber was in spectacular form this year, and that this was a feat he would be keen to mirror.
“[Webber] has had a superb season,” Buemi added. “But it is a place that could be free for 2012.
“But first it is my task to prove myself.”
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