McLaren has signed Sergio Sette Camara to its young driver programme. The 20-year-old will be the team’s test and development driver.Lando Norris, who will race for McLaren in 2019.
Camara was previously a member of Red Bull’s junior team and tested for Toro Rosso in 2016. He lost his place on the programme at the end of the season after finishing 11th in European Formula Three.
In 2017 he moved to F2 with MP Motorsport and won the sprint race at Spa. He has been consistently close to Norris at Carlin this year, finished on the podium eight times, and lies sixth in the championship.
“It’s my dream to one day become a Formula 1 driver and I’d like to thank McLaren for giving me this incredible opportunity,” he said.
McLaren has announced Camara’s appointment ahead of the Brazilian round of the world championship. The race is also significant to the team as the home event for its fuel supplier Petrobras.
The team’s sporting director Gil de Ferran described Camara as a “promising young talent with a real potential”.
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