Did you know... that Buemi received his first kart as a Christmas present when he was five?
Following a season-long battle with Lucas di Grassi, Sebastien Buemi claimed the Season Two title by the narrowest of margins, but despite winning six races in Season 3 he was unable to defend his crown.
After enjoying a successful karting campaign, Buemi moved to the German Formula BMW Championship finishing third in his debut season - just behind another future Formula 1 driver, Sebastian Vettel. As the points kept on coming for Buemi, so did the opportunities to work his way up the open-wheel classes.
Buemi had his first taste of Formula 1 machinery at the age of just 15 when he was given the chance to drive an Arrows F1 car. In 2006, he raced in the F3 Euro Series for the first time, finishing 12th overall. He then made his debut in GP2 in 2007, and was on impressive form from the start. In 2009, he caught the eye of Toro Rosso, who signed him up later that year, making Buemi the first Swiss driver to race in Formula 1 since 1995.
He continued to drive for Toro Rosso through to 2011 when he was team-mate with Jean-Eric Vergne, but still remains connected to the outfit who he first tested for in 2007 as a reserve driver for Red Bull Racing.
Alongside his Formula E duties, Buemi also competes in the World Endurance Championship with Toyota, with whom he won the world championship in 2014.
2014 – present – FIA Formula E Championship, Renault e.dams, Champion (15/16)
2012 – present – WEC, Toyota, Champion (’14), 5 wins
2009-11 – Formula 1, Toro Rosso
2008 – GP2, Arden, 2 wins
2006-07 – Formula 3 Euroseries, Mucke, Campos, 3 wins
2004-05 – Formula BMW ADAC – Kaufmann, Berlin-Brandenburg, 7 wins