Sébastien Buemi enters the 24 Hours of Le Mans Hall of Fame
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Sébastien Buemi enters the 24 Hours of Le Mans Hall of Fame

Toyota Gazoo Racing driver Sébastien Buemi was inducted in the Hall of Fame at the preview of the official 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans film. The Swiss racer has won the French endurance classic four times.

Sébastien Buemi has been admitted to the 24 Hours of Le Mans Hall of Fame in recognition of his four victories (in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022). Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, presented Sébastien Buemi with the jacket that is traditionally awarded to members of the Hall of Fame. “I’m really honoured to be admitted to the 24 Hours of Le Mans Hall of Fame,”  the driver said. “It’s still hard to believe that I’ve won this race four times now, because a few years ago it just didn’t seem possible. But we’ve worked hard and we managed it, so huge thanks to Toyota and my teammates. I don’t think I can beat Tom Kristensen’s record nine wins! We all know how difficult it is to win this race.”

The Swiss driver has competed at Le Mans 11 times in all, always with Toyota Gazoo Racing. He spoke about the past few years with the Japanese manufacturer: “It was tough at the start. We’ve been through a whole series of emotions. In 2016, we were so close to victory then lost it in the last lap. That was a massive blow. We started to think that we’d never make it. Then, we tackled our problems one after the other and finally achieved victory. It’s been amazing since 2018. And we’re really excited about the competition we’ll face next year. ”

Buemi has clearly got his sights set on the 24 Hours of Le Mans centenary race (10-11 June 2023) when Toyota will face Ferrari, Porsche, Peugeot, Cadillac and Glickenhaus. “We’re going to be working hard because we know how competitive the other manufacturers are. We have to remember, though, that it’s not easy to win on your first outing. We’ll be focusing on our weak points and aim to further improve the car,” he finished.

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