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Norris and Sette Camara to race for Carlin in F2 in 2018

by Peter Allen


Lando Norris will race for Carlin when he steps up to Formula 2 for 2018, with Sergio Sette Camara joining as his team-mate.

It means Norris will stay with the team with which he won the MSA Formula title in 2015, won races in BRDC British Formula 3 last year and claimed the European Formula 3 crown this term.

Sette Camara will rejoin Carlin after finishing on the Macau Grand Prix podium with the outfit in 2016. He also then tested with its GP2 squad in Abu Dhabi 12 months ago before it took a year out of the series.

“2018 will be my fourth year racing with Carlin,” said Norris, who is making his F2 debut this weekend with Campos Racing.

“Trevor heads up a great operation at Carlin and I feel part of the family there. It?s a friendly environment and one in which I feel very comfortable in.

“Next year will be a steep learning curve in terms of getting used to the increased power, the Pirelli tyres and mandatory pit stops but I feel I?m in the best environment possible to get to grips with all those elements.”

Sette Camara has raced for MP Motorsport in his rookie F2 campaign this year, winning the reversed-grid race at Spa.

“To be signing with Carlin is the best,” said the Brazilian.

“They are a top team and I know they will be up there.? I had previous experience with Carlin in Macau in 2016 and it was amazing to finish third in such an important race with them.

“The environment within the team, with the other drivers, the mechanics, the engineers is just so happy and positive, I?m looking forward to spending the season with the team in such a big championship.

“To have such a strong team mate as Lando, who is so highly regarded is really motivating.? We will push each other to the limit to be better drivers and to get Carlin the results it deserves as a team.”

Team boss Trevor Carlin commented: “I?m delighted that we?re able to announce a fantastic driver line-up on our return to the F1 support paddock.

“With Lando and Sergio we have one of the most exciting young line-ups there is.

“We?re extremely proud to be able to continue for the fourth consecutive season our relationship with Lando.? It?s extremely rewarding to continue working with a driver up the FIA ladder.

“It will be a great benefit having Sergio?s season of experience at this level with the Pirelli tyres and we know having worked with him before his great speed and potential. ?The whole team is very excited about the challenges and season ahead.”