Sergio Sette Câmara: “I can’t be happy with third”

Sergio Sette Câmara - Credit: GEPA pictures/ Dutch Photo Agency

Sergio Sette Câmara completed the podium at the Masters of F3 event at Zandvoort on Sunday, but admitted that he was unhappy with the outcome, feeling he deserved more with how he was driving.

The Red Bull-backed Sette Câmara made a good start from fifth on the grid to move ahead of Alexander Albon into the first turn, and then made a great pass on Callum Ilott at the start of lap two, switching from the outside to the inside to get the jump on the Van Amersfoort Racing, but was unable to make any further progress.

With Motopark filling out the podium positions at Zandvoort, Sette Câmara was disappointed to be the third representative there, and is looking for answers to why that despite driving strongly, he was unable to make the pace of team-mates Joel Eriksson and Niko Kari.

“I can’t be happy with third because I think that I am driving better than that but considering that we started the final from P5 I should be pleased,” said Sette Câmara. “Certainly it wasn’t a bad race, I got off the line well and had Albon by the first corner.

“Then at the end of the lap I got a good drive out onto the straight, pulled out of Ilott’s slipstream and went for very late braking down the outside into turn one. I didn’t get it done but scrambled back through the gears, got the car stopped and turned to drive out inside. We were side by side into the next corner but I had the line and that was it.

“I was just frustrated through the weekend because I felt I was driving well with real pace but the times didn’t come. It is something we have to get to the bottom of and we have a team test at Oschersleben coming up and I really hope we can understand and solve the problem for the rest of the season.”