Buemi working hard in preparation for sophomore season

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While most people's thoughts turn to over indulging during the festive season, Sébastien Buemi is already busy preparing for the 2010 season, with fitness and driving his main priorities. The Swiss driver spent most of last week at Red Bull's training camp, in Talgau, Austria.

"It was a very intensive few days and very hard work," said Buemi. "At first, they monitor your actual condition and in all areas, I had either maintained or improved my fitness levels, which they checked on running and cycling machines and some equipment that evaluates upper body strength. Then, using the data, I have been given a specific training programme to follow between now and the start of next season, targeting the areas where I need to improve the most."

Buemi also spent a few days karting, "This is aimed at maintaining your reaction times and fine tuning your racecraft. The karts I drove are the very top level of professional karts, so they offer a very high level of grip, which means they are physically very demanding to drive and although you don't reach F1 speeds, it gives you a really effective upper body workout."

The 21 year old has been very busy lately, as he recently relocated to Monaco, "But I'm looking forward to spending Christmas in Switzerland, as with all the travelling during the season, this will be my only real chance of spending some time with my family.

“And to all my fans out there, thanks for your support in 2009. Here's hoping we have a strong 2010 with plenty for you to cheer about."

Source: Scuderia Toro Rosso