Sérgio Sette Câmara completes DAMS‘ FIA Formula 2 line for the 2019 season.
The Brazilian will join the French squad next year in his third year in the series, after ending this year with Carlin Motorsport where he and team-mate Lando Norris contributed in helping the British team win the teams’ title in their first year back in the series.
The McLaren F1 Team Test and Development driver ended the 2018 season sixth overall with eight podium finishes and one pole position to his name. He missed one round of the F2 season back in Monaco, due to a crash where he injured his wrist during qualifying.
The twenty-year old has won in the F2 series before, taking victory at Spa-Francorchamps back in 2017 with MP Motorsport. In the post-season test in Abu Dhabi, Sette Câmara tested with DAMS who he’ll spend the 2019 season with.
Sette Câmara says he’s happy to be joining the French team next year and he sees DAMS as a reference in the F2 series thanks to their success through various disciplines in Motorsport.
“I’m really glad to join DAMS for 2019. The team is extremely well prepared, which I’ve seen first-hand when I went to the workshop and during the Abu Dhabi test,” said Sette Câmara.
“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 Câmara will join alongside Nicholas Latifi, who was recently confirmed to stay with the French team for a fourth season.
DAMS had Alexander Albon compete for the F2 title against Carlin’s Norris and ART Grand Prix‘s George Russell, who would ultimately go on to win the series at the final round at the Yas Marina Circuit. Albon ended the year in third.
DAMS’ senior team manager, Jean-Paul Driot said that he’s delighted to sign Sette Câmara to the team, forging a strong line up for next years’ F2 championship.
“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.”
DAMS become the fourth team to complete their F2 line up for the 2019 season, with Prema Racing, ART and new team UNI-Virtusoi Racing having announced their drivers respectfully.