McLaren F1 junior Sergio Sette Camara joins DAMS for third F2 season in 2019
McLaren F1 junior Sergio Sette Camara has been announced as DAMS' second signing for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship.
The French outfit announced the signing of Williams F1 reserve Nicholas Latifi earlier this week and has since completed its F2 line-up for the 2019 season now with the signing of McLaren F1 junior Sette Camara.
The Brazilian will start his third year in F2 in 2019 after making his debut in 2017 with MP Motorsport when he finished 12th in the drivers' standings. He continued in the series last year with Carlin and finished sixth despite missing a round due to injury.
He has a win and nine podiums to his name in the two seasons thus far. "I’m really glad to join DAMS for 2019," said Sette Camara. "The team is extremely well prepared, which I’ve seen first-hand when I went to the workshop and during the Abu Dhabi test.
"Through my career DAMS has always been a reference in Formula 2 and GP2 before that. It has had plenty of success across the various series it has competed in. I already know many of the squad members, especially the F2 department who made me feel really comfortable.
"It’s very satisfying when you go to a team and feel so welcome. I am looking forward to 2019, and believe we will have an excellent season." Sette Camara becomes the 10th confirmed driver in F2 for the 2019 season.
Team boss Jean-Paul Driot added: "We are delighted to have such a strong team for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 season. We are excited for Sergio to come on board with us. We have followed him for several years and in 2018 he demonstrated his impressive speed with a lot of podium finishes.
"The goal is to fight for both championships, and Sergio should be in the battle for victories at every race. We hope to give him the best opportunity to showcase his skills next year, and earn an F1 drive in the near future."
2019 F2 line-up so far:
ART Grand Prix – Nyck de Vries & Nikita Mazepin
Prema – Mick Schumacher & Sean Gelael
Carlin – Nobuharu Matsushita
UNI-Virtuosi – Guanyu Zhou & Luca Ghiotto
Trident – Giuliano Alesi
DAMS – Nicholas Latifi & Sergio Sette Camara
[Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]