Buemi set for Red Bull reserve in 2012 3 January, 2012 Sebastien Buemi Jan.3(GMM) Sebastien Buemi will reportedly become Red Bull‘s official reserve driver at grands prix during the 2012 Formula 1 season. After three full seasons with the energy drink company’s Italian rookie team Toro Rosso, the 23-year-old Swiss – like his teammate Jaime Alguersuari – lost his race seat ahead of the 2012 season. But veteran journalist Roger Benoit, writing in the Swiss newspaper Blick, reports that Buemi will at least remain in the paddock this year, as Red Bull’s new reserve driver. He will be ready to substitute not only for Toro Rosso’s newcomers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne, but also if need be for world champion Sebastian Vettel or his Red Bull Racing teammate Mark Webber, Benoit said. “No one wants to say if the contract has been signed yet or not,” he added. “But for the driver from Vaud, it is the best solution to at least stay in the paddock.” Tweet Related NewsVettel to qualify in Austin out of respect for fansConfirmed Vettel will start from pitlane in AustinVettel: Long life engine rule is stupidSainz: Red Bull will decide my future when F1 season endsRicciardo: Vettel has been very respectful to meRed Bull marginalise Vettel ahead of his departureVettel slams completely stupid engine rulesHorner: It’s just between Lewis and Nico nowVettel looks set to start race from pitlane in AustinMateschitz optimistic about life after Vettel Stewy33 So, all Buemi has to do is hire someone to push JEV or Riccardo out in front of a bus and he can drive for his former team again?