Marko says Buemi is better than he seems 18 July, 2011 Helmut Marko with Sebastien Buemi Jul.18 (GMM) Sebastien Buemi’s place at Toro Rosso appears safe for now after the Swiss driver was given a thumbs up by Red Bull driver manager Helmut Marko. After teammate Jaime Alguersuari put in a string of good results, reports suggested Buemi, 22, is now most in danger of losing his full-time seat to Daniel Ricciardo in 2012. But Blick newspaper quotes Marko as saying: “Buemi is definitely better than his current results.” The Swiss publication also quoted Buemi as expressing confidence in himself. “I have confidence with the car, I’m fast – but luck is sometimes just not with you. Eventually it will come back to me,” he said. Meanwhile, Buemi has celebrated with his grandfather Georges Gachnang, who has restored the Cooper Monaco in which he contested Le Mans in 1960. “Without his passion, I would not have become a racing driver,” he said. Related NewsSalo says early debut for Verstappen is bad for F1Verstappen set for FP1 debut at SuzukaToro Rosso: Both our drivers did a very good jobToro Rosso: We are disappointedVergne: I am in Formula 1 and my place is in Formula 1Verstappen: Age is just a number, I am ready for F1Villeneuve: Verstappen deal is worst thing ever for F1Toro Rosso: Both drivers have done a good jobMarko: Verstappen will be immediately competitiveVergne: I should shave more often to look younger!