Jul.18 (GMM) F1 teams Toro Rosso and BMW-Sauber may be interested in accommodating rising GP2 driver Sebastien Buemi in the near future.
The Swiss daily Le Matin quotes BMW boss Mario Theissen as praising the developing talents of the 19-year-old, who is currently a test driver for Red Bull.With Sebastian Vettel moving on to the senior team in 2009, speculation has linked Buemi's name with the vacant seat at Toro Rosso.But Theissen may also be interested, particularly following Buemi's run of good form in GP2, the F1 feeder category."When he was in formula BMW, he was very young but immediately very fast," the BMW chief, whose F1 team is based in Switzerland and considerably sponsored by a Swiss company (Credit Suisse), said."He can still make the odd mistake, but I am following the GP2 championship very closely and I find that Sebastien is making consistent progress," Theissen added.He would not, however, be drawn on suggestions that Buemi is at the top of the list for a BMW-Sauber contract, perhaps initially as a test driver."Let's see how his season progresses, but I am not saying no," Theissen explained.