Sérgio Sette Câmara will make the jump up into the GP2 Series in 2017 after signing with MP Motorsport, and the Brazilian will make his debut with the team in the post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
The eighteen-year-old Brazilian moves up after two seasons in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, although it is unclear whether Sette Câmara will retain his place within the Red Bull Junior Team.
“I am extremely happy to announce that next year I will be competing in the GP2 Series,” said Sette Câmara. “It is a very competitive category with sensational cars.
“The teams are very professional, and all drivers are very fast and talented. It is a big step in relation to F3 on a platform where I can learn a lot; I can’t wait to sit in the car and start to push.
“In addition to acquiring knowledge I believe I can show some kind of result next year. MP Motorsport is a truly great team, racing for many years, and I believe this whole experience will assist me in the quest for mileage and the results I expect.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to compete with the team and I hope soon I can get closer to my trajectory towards F1.”
Team boss Sander Dorsman is delighted to have someone that has shown strong pace in Formula 3 to compete with MP Motorsport next season, with his performance during the recent Macau Grand Prix being commended.
“Sérgio is an outstanding young talent, he delivered some great performances in Formula 3 this year and his recent podium at the Macau Grand Prix, on one of the world’s most challenging street circuits, was sensational,” said Dorsman.
“He’s undoubtedly one of the hottest prospects coming into GP2 next year, incredibly quick, and everyone at MP Motorsport is very pleased to be working with him.
“To have the deal completed so early, ahead of the post-season test next week, is perfect for all of us and gives everyone the best possible chance to prepare as strongly as we can for Sérgio’s GP2 race debut in 2017.”