Sette Camara swaps McLaren for Red Bull

Date published: March 9 2020

Sergio Sette Camara

Brazilian driver Sergio Sette Camara has rejoined the Red Bull programme after recently leaving McLaren with immediate effect.

Sette Camara, who was part of Red Bull’s junior set-up in 2016, is back with the Milton Keynes-based team and will work closely with Sebastian Buemi in a reserve and test driver role at Red Bull, as well as sister team AlphaTauri.

The 21-year-old has secured a Formula 1 super license after he finished P4 in the 2019 Formula 2 World Championship and said he is “humbled” to be rejoining the Red Bull family.

“I am extremely happy to join the Red Bull family as Official Test & Reserve driver for the 2020 Formula One season alongside Sebastian,” Sette Camara said.

“I’ve been watching F1 since I was five years old and I’m humbled to have been given this opportunity to work with Scuderia AlphaTauri and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.”

Sette Camara has turned down the chance to race in a fourth Formula 2 season, saying that particular challenge was an “uninteresting” one to him.

“I won’t be continuing there because things didn’t fit to be there, and also because in a way it became uninteresting for me,” Setta Camara told Motorsport.com.

“I already did three years, I already got a superlicence as well, and at some point you saturate to be in one place all the time. Might be other, better ways to race.”

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