Sergio Sette Câmara: “Mixed feeling for the weekend”

Sergio Sette Câmara admitted to having mixed emotions following the FIA European Formula 3 Championship weekend around the streets of Pau, having earned his first podium finish of the season in race two only to earn a penalty for a first corner crash in race three.

The Red Bull-backed Motopark driver enjoyed his drive to the runners-up spot in race two having earlier in the day claimed eighth place in the first race, and the Brazilian felt that his wet weather performances are continuing to improve.

“Mixed feeling for the weekend,” revealed Sette Câmara. “Happy for being quick in the rain, to qualify P3 in the wet just a fraction off pole is great and continues my wet weather development that has come on so well this year so I am very happy for that and of course for second place in Race 2.

“I enjoyed the drive, got second early and made the most of it.”

Unfortunately, Sette Câmara’s Pau Grand Prix experience on Sunday ended in the barriers of turn one after a coming together with Nick Cassidy of Prema Powerteam, a incident the FIA stewards deemed him responsible for, and punished him with a five-place grid-penalty for race one at the Red Bull Ring this coming weekend.

“The disappointment came in Race 3,” said Câmara. “Again going from P3 on the grid you should get another podium but then on the run down to the first corner a silly incident with Cassidy, He just shouldn’t have tried it, there was no room for two cars there and it put us out of the race.

“Unfortunately I’ve been given a 5 place grid penalty for Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring so that is tough. I didn’t see it like that at all and I’m upset about it but I’ve got to live with it, move on and I will do that.

“The Red Bull Ring is our home race and we will go there to do something special.”