Sergio Sette Camara has completed a move to DAMS for the 2019 Formula 2 season.
The Brazilian, signed by McLaren as a test and development driver for next year, finished sixth in the 2018 F2 standings driving for Carlin.
He linked up with DAMS for the post-season test in Abu Dhabi alongside Nicholas Latifi, who will remain with the team for a fourth season.
?I?m really glad to join DAMS for 2019,” he said.
“The team is extremely well prepared, which I?ve seen first-hand when I went to the workshop and during the Abu Dhabi test.
“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 Camara replaces Alex Albon, who finished runner-up this year to George Russell and earned a promotion to F1 with Toro Rosso.
?We are delighted to have such a strong team for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 season,” said team boss Jean-Paul Driot.
“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.?