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Buemi will keep Red Bull role

Red Bull have confirmed that Sebastien Buemi will continue as their test and reserve driver for the 2013 season.

The news that the 24-year-old Swiss is to stay put effectively removes him from contention for a Formula One race seat.

Buemi had been mentioned in connection with the vacancies at Force India and Caterham along with the Marussia seat vacated on Monday by Timo Glock.

The former Toro Rosso driver said: "I know everyone at Red Bull Racing well and it's good to remain with the team for another year.

"Of course my aim is to be driving at the races again, but I am still learning all the time from my work with the team.

"I help with the development of the car and provide feedback throughout the season, both at the factory and at races."

Team Principal Christian Horner added: "We're pleased that Sebastien has continued as test and reserve driver for the coming season.

"He joined the Red Bull Junior Team in 2004, has worked with Red Bull Racing in 2008 and 2012 and has significant race experience. He is an integral member of the team and will complete important simulation work for us throughout the year."