Who are 2014's test and reserve drivers?

Who are 2014's test and reserve drivers?

For each of Formula 1's 11 teams, two drivers are hired to do battle on Sundays throughout the year. But there are also a number of test and reserve drivers waiting in the wings. Some will spend the season on the periphery, while others will participate in free practice sessions and test days and could even make stand-in appearances. So who are these drivers and what will they be doing? GPUpdate.net reveals all... Read more…

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  1. Tuesday 15 April 2014

  2. 05:00

    Shanghai memories: Buemi loses front tyres

    F1
  3. Thursday 13 March 2014

  4. Who are 2014's test and reserve drivers? 14:00

    Who are 2014's test and reserve drivers?

    For each of Formula 1's 11 teams, two drivers are hired to do battle on Sundays throughout the year. But there are also a number of test and reserve drivers...

    F1
  5. Tuesday 17 December 2013

  6. Pirelli Bahrain tyre test: The full line-up 07:00

    Pirelli Bahrain tyre test: The full line-up

    Pirelli begins its three-day tyre test at the Bahrain International Circuit on Tuesday morning. Although all 11 outfits were invited to the gathering, only...

    F1
  7. Thursday 12 December 2013

  8. Buemi to drive for Red Bull in Bahrain test 11:47

    Buemi to drive for Red Bull in Bahrain test

    Sébastien Buemi will drive for Red Bull on all three days of Pirelli's upcoming tyre test in Bahrain, the Milton Keynes-based outfit has confirmed to...

    F1
  9. Friday 6 December 2013

  10. Félix da Costa gets Red Bull reserve role 09:27

    Félix da Costa gets Red Bull reserve role

    António Félix da Costa has secured a Red Bull reserve role for the 2014 Formula 1 campaign. The Portuguese, 22, is handed the position after missing out o...

    F1
  11. Monday 9 September 2013

  12. Red Bull, Ricciardo set for tyre test 12:28

    Red Bull, Ricciardo set for tyre test

    Red Bull has confirmed that it will this week conduct a two-day tyre test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to aid Pirelli with the development of its...

    F1
  13. Monday 2 September 2013

  14. 17:44

    Video: Red Bull's 'Scream Challenge'

    F1
  15. Monday 8 April 2013

  16. 05:00

    Shanghai memories: Buemi's crash, 2010

    F1
  17. Tuesday 22 January 2013

  18. Red Bull retains Buemi as reserve driver 11:48

    Red Bull retains Buemi as reserve driver

    Sébastien Buemi has been retained by Red Bull as its test and reserve driver for 2013. The deal, which was expected, will see the 24-year-old complete...

    F1
  19. Monday 7 January 2013

  20. 'Buemi to continue as Red Bull reserve' 09:36

    'Buemi to continue as Red Bull reserve'

    Sébastien Buemi has extended his test and reserve driver role with Red Bull and Toro Rosso through to the end of the 2013 season, according to Swiss...

    F1
  21. Tuesday 1 January 2013

  22. 'Buemi misses out on Force India seat' 12:10

    'Buemi misses out on Force India seat'

    Sébastien Buemi is no longer in the running for the vacant Force India seat, according to Swiss newspaper Blick. The 24-year-old's former Toro Rosso...

    F1
  23. Thursday 27 December 2012

  24. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Red Bull F1 car on ice

    F1
  25. Wednesday 31 October 2012

  26. Red Bull releases 360-degree onboard video 15:59

    Red Bull releases 360-degree onboard video

    Red Bull has launched a 360-degree video of a Formula 1 car in action, with a special interactive player allowing for view changes in real-time. The...

    F1
  27. Friday 10 August 2012

  28. Buemi not planning back-marker return 12:39

    Buemi not planning back-marker return

    After being left on the sidelines by Red Bull at the end of 2011, Sébastien Buemi is now on the lookout for a return to Formula 1 next season. However, the...

    F1
  29. Wednesday 11 April 2012

  30. 14:00

    Shanghai Memories: Buemi loses wheels in 2010

    F1
  31. Tuesday 10 April 2012

  32. Red Bull renews deal for nine Renault trucks 11:57

    Red Bull renews deal for nine Renault trucks

    Red Bull has announced its supply vehicle plans for 2012, confirming its means of transportation. It has also said which road cars its drivers will...

    F1
  33. Thursday 16 February 2012

  34. Tost: Alguersuari and Buemi not suitable for Red Bull 13:16

    Tost: Alguersuari and Buemi not suitable for Red Bull

    Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi were not capable candidates for a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 seat. That is according to Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz...

    F1
  35. Friday 10 February 2012

  36. Buemi and Davidson join Toyota for Le Mans 12:33

    Buemi and Davidson join Toyota for Le Mans

    Ex Toro Rosso driver Sébastien Buemi has been recruited by Toyota for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Swiss, now reserve driver for the Red Bull and Toro R...

    LM
  37. Thursday 5 January 2012

  38. Buemi to be Toro Rosso reserve as well 15:42

    Buemi to be Toro Rosso reserve as well

    Toro Rosso has confirmed that Sébastien Buemi will be playing a joint role for the 2012 Formula 1 season, serving as third driver for both of the Red...

    F1
  39. Buemi decision entirely logical, says Horner 09:28

    Buemi decision entirely logical, says Horner

    It was a natural choice to transfer Sébastien Buemi to the role of Red Bull Racing reserve driver for the 2012 Formula 1 season, in accordance with Team...

    F1
  40. Official: Buemi becomes Red Bull’s third driver 09:17

    Official: Buemi becomes Red Bull’s third driver

    World Champions Red Bull Racing have confirmed that Sébastien Buemi will be the team’s official test and reserve driver for the 2012 Formula 1 season, lo...

    F1
  41. Tuesday 3 January 2012

  42. Insight: Left on the sidelines? 12:39

    Insight: Left on the sidelines?

    Amazingly, no less than 11 drivers who contested Grands Prix in 2011 are currently still on the lookout for 2012 F1 race seats. Problem: only two vacancies...

    F1
  43. Monday 2 January 2012

  44. 'Buemi is Red Bull and STR's third driver in 2012' 06:59

    'Buemi is Red Bull and STR's third driver in 2012'

    At Scuderia Toro Rosso the team will be racing with Daniel Ricciardo and Jean Eric Vergne in 2012. The Italian Formula 1 team, owned by Red Bull, had to...

    F1
  45. Wednesday 28 December 2011

  46. Berger supports STR line-up decision 08:00

    Berger supports STR line-up decision

    Ex Grand Prix driver Gerhard Berger has backed Toro Rosso's decision to overhaul its driver line-up for the 2012 season, arguing that now former drivers...

    F1
  47. Thursday 15 December 2011

  48. Buemi 'fell from the sky' after losing seat 18:17

    Buemi 'fell from the sky' after losing seat

    Sébastien Buemi says he was completely taken aback by Toro Rosso’s decision to drop him for the 2012 season, mirroring the thoughts of former team-mate Ja...

    F1
  49. Toro Rosso gives reasons for double exit 15:54

    Toro Rosso gives reasons for double exit

    Toro Rosso has explained why it choose to oust both Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi when selecting its drivers for the 2012 F1 season. In a meeting at...

    F1
  50. Wednesday 14 December 2011

  51. Tost: Line-up represents Toro Rosso culture 17:10

    Tost: Line-up represents Toro Rosso culture

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has explained that the ‘culture’ of his outfit led to its complete driver line-up overhaul for the 2012 season, with you...

    F1
  52. Monday 12 December 2011

  53. Buemi continuing to develop 2012 Toro Rosso 11:00

    Buemi continuing to develop 2012 Toro Rosso

    Sébastien Buemi was back in Milton Keynes on Sunday morning in order to continue Toro Rosso’s 2012 car development on the Red Bull simulator. However, the Sw...

    F1
  54. Tuesday 6 December 2011

  55. 06:00

    Video of the Day: Buemi visits a waterpark

    F1
  56. Sunday 27 November 2011

  57. Toro Rosso drivers endure difficult race 18:56

    Toro Rosso drivers endure difficult race

    Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi were both downbeat after Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, with the Toro Rosso pair unable to score points at the In...

    F1
  58. Saturday 26 November 2011

  59. Buemi highly frustrated by loss of practice time 17:39

    Buemi highly frustrated by loss of practice time

    Sébastien Buemi was left highly dissatisfied after Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying, not just due to his loss of power. The issue followed an earlier...

    F1
  60. Buemi describes busy afternoon session 02:00

    Buemi describes busy afternoon session

    Sebastien Buemi had plenty of work to do when he finally stepped into his Toro Rosso machine at Interlagos on Friday, having given up his car to Red...

    F1
  61. Saturday 12 November 2011

  62. Toro Rosso hopeful of salvaging points 15:08

    Toro Rosso hopeful of salvaging points

    Toro Rosso's Sébastien Buemi has vowed to ‘exploit any opportunity’ that presents itself in tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the Swiss driver admitting...

    F1
  63. Thursday 10 November 2011

  64. Buemi to think about future after season 16:07

    Buemi to think about future after season

    Sébastien Buemi has declined to talk about the future of his Formula 1 career, with a four-way Toro Rosso seat fight taking place and just two races...

    F1
  65. Thursday 3 November 2011

  66. Tost hushed over 2012 Toro Rosso line-up 14:32

    Tost hushed over 2012 Toro Rosso line-up

    A tight-lipped Franz Tost is refusing to answer any questions surrounding Toro Rosso’s driver pairing for the 2012 Formula 1 season. A four-way shootout has...

    F1
  67. Sunday 30 October 2011

  68. Mixed emotions for Toro Rosso drivers 12:16

    Mixed emotions for Toro Rosso drivers

    There were smiles aplenty in the Toro Rosso garage after Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix, with Jaime Alguersuari having finished in an impressive eighth place to...

    F1
  69. Saturday 29 October 2011

  70. Buemi hails 'fantastic' Toro Rosso effort 11:36

    Buemi hails 'fantastic' Toro Rosso effort

    Sébastien Buemi has heaped praised on his Toro Rosso squad for their qualifying efforts in India this afternoon, with the Faenze-based team earning a double...

    F1
  71. Saturday 15 October 2011

  72. Alguersuari 'expecting a lot' on Sunday 09:03

    Alguersuari 'expecting a lot' on Sunday

    Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari says he is hoping to achieve a significant points haul during Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix, with the Spaniard doing enough...

    F1
  73. Monday 10 October 2011

  74. Toro Rosso fined €5,000 for loose wheel 09:34

    Toro Rosso fined €5,000 for loose wheel

    Toro Rosso has been fined €5,000 (£4,300) by FIA race stewards at Suzuka after Sébastien Buemi’s right-front wheel was not properly attached at his sole pit-...

    F1
  75. Saturday 8 October 2011

  76. Buemi annoyed but Alguersuari upbeat 08:50

    Buemi annoyed but Alguersuari upbeat

    After demonstrating strong performances throughout practice, Toro Rosso were left lamenting positions 15 and 16 for Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari...

    F1
  77. Friday 7 October 2011

  78. Schumacher fined as others escape penalties 23:58

    Schumacher fined as others escape penalties

    Michael Schumacher was fined €5,000 (£4,300) by FIA race stewards following Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver, when heading fo...

    F1
  79. Toro Rosso drivers hail promising Friday 09:22

    Toro Rosso drivers hail promising Friday

    Both Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari were pleased to take their Toro Rossos to eventual tenth and eleventh places on the timesheets in Japan on F...

    F1
  80. Saturday 24 September 2011

  81. Buemi remaining optimistic for Sunday 17:41

    Buemi remaining optimistic for Sunday

    Toro Rosso’s Sébastien Buemi has vowed to remain upbeat ahead of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, despite being eliminated from the second stage of qualifying...

    F1
  82. Friday 23 September 2011

  83. 16:46

    Video: Buemi crashes in second practice

    F1
  84. Bruising Friday for Toro Rosso drivers 16:45

    Bruising Friday for Toro Rosso drivers

    Friday night in Singapore turned into a somewhat frustrating affair for the Toro Rosso drivers, with Sébastien Buemi clipping the wall at Turn 21 – removing...

    F1
  85. Tuesday 20 September 2011

  86. 14:31

    GPUpdate TV: Sébastien Buemi comes home

    F1
  87. Monday 19 September 2011

  88. 14:48

    F1 photos: Buemi in Swiss Red Bull demo

    F1
  89. Sunday 11 September 2011

  90. Alguersuari delighted with rise to seventh 15:45

    Alguersuari delighted with rise to seventh

    Jaime Alguersuari pulled off another dramatic rise through the field at Monza, shooting from 18th on the grid to seventh in the Italian Grand Prix. As a...

    F1
  91. Saturday 10 September 2011

  92. Buemi 'satisfied' with qualifying effort 15:38

    Buemi 'satisfied' with qualifying effort

    Sébastien Buemi says he was pleased to bounce back from his Parabolica crash in Friday practice by reaching the second phase of qualifying at the Autodromo...

    F1
  93. Friday 9 September 2011

  94. Buemi admits crash was his mistake 15:30

    Buemi admits crash was his mistake

    Sébastien Buemi openly admitted the error of his ways following second practice at Monza, with the Swiss having sustained a sizeable accident after making a...

    F1
  95. Sunday 28 August 2011

  96. Toro Rosso drivers annoyed by rivals 15:39

    Toro Rosso drivers annoyed by rivals

    Toro Rosso suffered a bruising afternoon at Spa-Francorchamps, with Jaime Alguersuari having started from a career-best sixth place with team-mate Sébastien...

    F1
  97. Saturday 27 August 2011

  98. Alguersuari hails 'best ever performance' 15:36

    Alguersuari hails 'best ever performance'

    Jaime Alguersuari was left feeling overjoyed with his qualifying performance at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday afternoon, as the Spaniard prepares to line up...

    F1
  99. Thursday 18 August 2011

  100. 13:04

    Video: Toro Rosso filming day at Misano

    F1
  101. Monday 15 August 2011

  102. Toro Rosso: Drivers are moving forward 14:35

    Toro Rosso: Drivers are moving forward

    Toro Rosso’s Franz Tost has praised current drivers Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari for their improved performances in recent races, with the young pa...

    F1
  103. Monday 8 August 2011

  104. I have a contract until 2013, insists Buemi 13:11

    I have a contract until 2013, insists Buemi

    Sébastien Buemi says he has a contract to remain in Formula 1 with the Red Bull brand until at least 2013, explaining that his future in the sport is not...

    F1
  105. Tuesday 2 August 2011

  106. Tost: Ideal way to celebrate 100 races 03:00

    Tost: Ideal way to celebrate 100 races

    Toro Rosso achieved a double points finish in the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Jaime Alguersuari finishing tenth as team-mate Sébastien Buemi, who had saved...

    F1
  107. Sunday 31 July 2011

  108. Toro Rosso ecstatic with double points finish 15:53

    Toro Rosso ecstatic with double points finish

    Staff at Scuderia Toro Rosso - in the team's 100th Formula 1 start - were delighted with a double points finish in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, with Sébast...

    F1
  109. Saturday 30 July 2011

  110. Penalised Buemi saves Super Soft tyres 14:49

    Penalised Buemi saves Super Soft tyres

    Sébastien Buemi will start Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix from a lowly 23rd position, having being eliminated from Q1 and then taking a five-place grid drop a...

    F1
  111. Friday 29 July 2011

  112. Buemi attempts modified Friday plan 15:32

    Buemi attempts modified Friday plan

    Sébastien Buemi experimented with a modified strategy in Hungary on Friday, with the Swiss beginning the day with the Super Soft tyre compound. By the end...

    F1
  113. Monday 25 July 2011

  114. ‘He must have known I was there’ – Heidfeld 08:55

    ‘He must have known I was there’ – Heidfeld

    Nick Heidfeld was naturally aggrieved to register a non-finish at his home Grand Prix on Sunday, with the German having ended his race in the NGK Chicane...

    F1