Sebastien Bourdais confirmed at Toro Rosso 

Written by David on February 06th, 2009 at 5:30 pmLast Update: February 06th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Sebastien BourdaisScuderia Toro Rosso have confirmed earlier today that Sebastien Bourdais will race for the second consecutive season at the wheel of a STR single-seater. “We are pleased that Sebastien will be with us again for another season,” commented STR’s Team Principal Franz Tost. “After one year with Toro Rosso, we expect him to profit from the experience he gained last season. He now knows the F1 environment, the race tracks and the team,” continued Tost.

“In addition, the slick tyres, which make a comeback this year, should suit his driving style very well. Therefore he will tackle the coming season with much more experience under his belt. This will be especially valuable given that our other driver, Sebastien Buemi, is an F1 rookie, who has come up through the ranks of the Red Bull Junior Driver programme,” he added.

“It has been a very long and difficult winter, but now the waiting is finally over and I am really excited about tackling my second season with Scuderia Toro Rosso,” said Sebastien Bourdais upon the annoucement. “I would like to thank Red Bull and Dietrich Mateschitz for this opportunity to continue with a team that made so much progress last year,” he added.

“Now, I can focus on preparing for the coming season,” continued the Frenchman. “It promises to be a very interesting one, thanks to all the rule changes and I’m also looking forward to establishing a good relationship with my new teammate, Sebastien Buemi, to ensure both of us do the best possible job for the team and for Red Bull.”

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