• Nationality : swiss
  • Date of birth : 31 october 1988, Aigle - Switzerland
  • Height : 1m77
  • Weight : 69Kg
  • Teams :RedBull Racing / Toyota Racing / Nissan Edams
  • Hobbies : Music, Tennis, Soccer, Biking

It was at Christmas 1993, a little short of a gift idea, that his father gave Sébastien his first kart.

The next day, it is the first wheel turns in the family garage car park, then the first training sessions, the first races, the first victories, the first titles of Swiss champion, European champion and then world champion all in different championships such as F1, WEC, Formula E, GP2 or Formula 3.







Pole positions




3rd consecutive victory at Le Mans

3rd consecutive victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Sébastien and the Toyota team

4th place for Sébastien in the Formula E Championship

4th place in the drivers standing for Sébastien with Nissan who finished 2nd in the Constructors championship

Formula E results (2nd place overall)

For the 5th Formula E season and the first season for Nissan, Sébastien finished 2nd in the championship in New York.

World Champion

Sébastien wins with Toyota and his teammates at the end of the WEC Super Season.

Victory at Le Mans

For the second year in a row, Sébastien won the Le Mans 24-hour race.

Change to Nissan Edams

During the off-season the Renault Edams team becomes Nissan Edams and Sébastien starts in Saudi Arabia the 5th season of Formula E by finishing 6th.

4th of the championship in New York

For the 4th season of Formula E, Sébastien finished 4th in the championship in New York. This date also marks the last race of Renault in the championship.

Toyota victory

FINALLY the consecration, the Toyota number 8 of Sebastien wins in the Sarthe. The Swiss driver, along with his teammates Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima, gave Toyota its first victory.

More victories with Formula E

Sébastien continues his impressive series of results in Formula E and finishes 2nd in the championship.

Formula E victory

For the 2nd season of Formula E, Sébastien wins the championship in London in front of Lucas Di Grassi for this time 1 point.

24H of Le Mans

Sébastien's number 8 Toyota stopped on the edge of the track during the last lap of the 24 Hours of Le Mans while leading the race.

2nd of the championship

For the first season of Formula E, Sébastien finished 2nd in the championship. He lost for 1 small point to Nelson Piquet Jr.

Number 1

Sébastien starts his fourth season in endurance racing with the Toyota Gazoo Racing team. His car shows the famous Number 1 of the reigning worldchampions. For the first race of the season, at Silverstone, Sébastien finishes on the third step of the podium.

Great season with the eDams Renault team !

Sébastien takes part to the very first FIA Formula E championship, the new 100% electric formula. Great start indeed, as Sébastien won two races (in Punta del Este and Monaco), and was on the podium four times in eight races.

Worldchampion !

With 166 points, the 2014 WEC season ended with four victories and seven podium finishes out of eight races. Sébastien and his team-mate Anthony Davidson were crowned Worlchampions in Doha, Qatar, during the FIA Prize-winning ceremony, on December 6th, 2014.

Toyota : Off to a spectacular start!

The 2014 WEC season got underway with two wins in a row, first at Silverstone and then Spa. Sébastien’s preparation for the Le Mans 24 Hours couldn’t have been better.

F1 : Red Bull as ever

For a third consecutive year, Sébastien fills the role of reserve driver at the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. A major rule change involves plenty of work in the simulator and Sébastien spends plenty of time in the Milton Keynes factory. He still attends all the Grands Prix.

Toyota : Second at Le Mans !

In 2013, Sébastien took part in all rounds of the WEC (World Endurance Championship.) He finished on the podium four times and won the final race in Bahrain. At the Le Mans 24 Hours he pulled off the exploit of bringing his number 8 Toyota home in second place.

F1 : Still with Red Bull

In 2013, Sébastien continued as the reserve driver for the World Champion team and again attended all the Grands Prix, while also playing his part in the development of the RB9. Infiniti Red Bull Racing won the Constructors’ World Championship for the fourth consecutive year.


Taken on by the Toyota team to compete in some races in 2012, as the constructor was not yet running two cars in all rounds of the championship, including the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, Sébastien was involved in the development of the Toyota hybrid at the Le Castellet circuit. At Le Mans, his car was retired after his co-driver Anthony Davidson had an accident.

F1 : Third driver at Red Bull

Having raced three full seasons for Toro Rosso, Sébastien was taken on by Red Bull as the team’s third driver. His main role was to work on the development of the car in the team’s hyper-sophisticated simulator, while also being on hand at every race to stand in for one of the two drivers in a Grand Prix if the need arose.

F1 : Bad luck

2011 could have been an exceptional yearfor Sébastien, except for the fact that terrible bad luck dogged him all season long. Wheels badly fitted during the race, various breakdowns, Sébastien was spared nothing, but he still managed to finish in the points seven times, quite an achievement given the circumstances!
He ended the championship 15th with 15 points.

Second season of F1

For 2010, a change to the regulations meant that Toro Rosso had to design its entire car without any help from its big sister team Red Bull Racing. Starting from zero meant life wasn’t easy for the team’s drivers. Sébastien however, still managed to lead the Canadian Grand Prix for a lap, before finishing the race in eighth place. By the end of the season, having finished in the points four times, he ended the year 16th on 8 points.

F1 : 2 days and they’re off!

The new Toro Rosso STR4 was not ready before March and the Barcelona test. That meant just four days to run in the car and those four days threw up a few problems that needed sorting before the first Grand Prix of the season. At the test, Sébastien had to split the time available with team-mate Sébastien Bourdais, which meant he only got two days running. Sébastien had a brilliant start to the season, as he pulled off the feat of scoring points in his maiden Formula 1 race in Melbourne, as he finished seventh in Australia, picking up two points. At the end of the season, he was 16th on 6 points.

First Formula 1 Grand Prix

Melbourne 2009
The first Grand Prix of Sébastien’s career went off like a dream. His family made the trip in force to support him, as his father and two uncles came along. In his first ever F1 qualifying session, Sébastien took his Toro Rosso STR4 to thirteenth on the grid. In the race, he was just outside the points right up to the closing stages, until a collision ahead of him saw him make up two places and finish eighth. Later, when Lewis Hamilton was disqualified, it promoted him to seventh and so Sébastien scored points on his debut Grand Prix, something only the great drivers had done before, such as Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Alain Prost.

F1 : Things get serious

During 2008, Sébastien attended all the Grands Prix as reserve driver for the Red Bull team. At the same time, in the months of May, July, September, November and December, he drove several tests with the Toro Rosso team, which helped him get used to the complex task of driving a Formula 1 car. Finally, it led to Red Bull giving him a race drive with Toro Rosso for 2009.

GP2 Europe: Tooth and nail all season

The 2008 GP2 season was not easy for Sébastien, who had to deal with a car that was very difficult to drive, to the extent his team-mates notched up hardly any decent results. Despite this, Sébastien managed to score two wins, in France and Hungary, which saw him end the championship in sixth place. During the season, he pulled off a real feat that underlined his talent and no doubt helped in securing him the Toro Rosso Formula 1 drive: in Magny-Cours on Sunday morning for the short race, Sébastien found himself down in 21st place on the grid. Despite the rain, he gambled on starting on slick tyres on a circuit where overtaking moves are reckoned to be impossible. After an amazing display of driving, he won the race, having passed all the other cars, or at least those that had stayed on track... He was the only 2008 GP2 driver to make it to Formula 1 in 2009.

GP2 : Runner-up in Asia

Before tackling the European GP2 championship, Sébastien took part in the GP2 Asia series in 2008, driving for Arden. With one win, the Swiss driver finished second in the championship.

GP2 : A spectacular debut

It was in Monaco in 2007 that Sébastien made his GP2 debut, as a last minute replacement for Michael Ammermuller. Right from the off, he was second fastest in the very first practice session, even though he had never raced at Monaco nor even sat in a GP2 car. He then ended the season with ART Grand Prix, while still fitting in plenty of F1 and F3 testing.

F1 : First test and a great feeling!

It was in July 2007 that Sébastien drove a Formula 1 car on a race track for the very first time, when he got behind the wheel of the Red Bull at the Jerez circuit in Spain. He was driving under the watchful eye of FIA observers in order to get the famous super-license, the ticket to a Formula 1 drive.

A1 GP : A victory for Switzerland

Called in as a last minute replacement for Neel Jani, Sébastien raced in the 2007 A1 GP in Shanghai. He also took part in the New Zealand round.

Runner-up in F3

In 2006 and 2007, Sébastien took part in the Formula 3 Euroseries. In the second year, he fought for the title right down to the last round and finally ended up runner-up.

BMW : Champion, then runner-up

At the end of 2003, Sébastien took part in the “BMW scholarship” which he won. The fund meant he could compete in the 2004 Formula BMW championship, finishing third behind Sebastian Vettel who was runner up that year. Picked up by Red Bull, he signed a 5 year contract with the Austrian company, which became his sponsor as of 2005. That year, he won the title in this category, before being robbed of it in the Stewards Room, because of a complex affair linked to the safety car. It is the most unhappy memory of Sébastien’s career.

Champion of Italy

After taking the European title, Sébastien picked up a contract as a works drivers for 2003, which would see him win the Italian karting championship.

European champion!

It is one of the victories that Sébastien is most proud of: from over 300 candidates and after several elimination rounds in Portugal and then France, Sébastien won the European karting championship, at Angerville in 2002.

9 years old and already a champion!

Sébastien’s racing career started at the age of 8, three years after getting his first kart, as a lovely Christmas present in 1993. After something of a tough first year, he won the Swiss Minis championship at the age of 9. From 1998 to 2002, he won four Swiss karting titles: Mini, Mini90, SuperMini.