Since 2012, Sébastien has been a driver for the Toyota endurance team. The reigning world champions and three-time Le Mans winners will defend their titles against new competitors using a race version of the upcoming hypercar road car, featuring powertrain technology developed in the TS050 HYBRID and highlighted by the new GAZOO Racing brand.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing enters its eleventh season in the WEC with the same driver line-up that brought Le Mans and Team World Championship glory in the 2019-2020 season. Sebastien Buemi will drive the #8 car accompanied by Ryo Hirakawa and Brendon Hartley. Six races on three continents, starting with the 1000 Miles of Sebring on March 18 followed by the 6h of Spa-Francorchamps on June 7. The 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on 11 and 12 June followed by the 6 Hours of Monza on 10 July. Finally the 6h of Fuji on September 11th and the final, the 8h of Bahrain on November 12th 2022.
"It's always exciting to start a new season and doing it at Sebring is really special. I'm looking forward to racing there again since our last visit in 2019. The fans are just great and they create a unique atmosphere with their enthusiasm for sports car racing. But Sebring is also a very demanding circuit because the track surface is very bumpy, which is difficult for the car, and it is usually hot and humid. I'm very happy with the GR010 HYBRID; it's a lot of fun to drive and it looks great." Sébastien Buemi
Sébastien holds the record for most WEC wins with 20.