Sergio Sette Camara is back representing Red Bull as a reserve driver and says he has a “open contract” with the team.
The Brazilian was initially dropped from Red Bull’s programme and later embarked on a new adventure at McLaren, but now he is back with his former team in 2020.
Sette Camara, who finished P4 in F2 last year, wants to earn his opportunities on merit and thinks that Red Bull having full control over four Formula 1 seats, counting the two from AlphaTauri, gives him the best possible chance of reaching his way to the very top.
“Red Bull has several options on me if it wants to take me forward on either of the two teams,” Camara told Brazil’s Globo.
“It is an open contract. If you have a contract that stipulates the number of practice sessions, that means the driver or his sponsor has taken money to the team. That is not the situation for me.
“The team is interested in me as a driver, and if it is more interested, it will give me more opportunities. That was exactly the agreement I was looking for.
“I don’t want to be in the car just because I paid. I will try to perform well, either in the simulator or in Super Formula, to open doors. The team is the one who chooses who they want to put in the car.
“For me, this is what makes Red Bull one of the most interesting teams to be associated with in Formula 1.
“They have two teams, or four cars, and they have control over who will be in those cars, unlike some other smaller teams.”
Sette Camara is sharing reserve and development duties this year with long-time Red Bull associate, Sebastian Buemi.