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Sergio Sette Camara joins Dragon Racing, set for Formula E debut

by Ida Wood

Sergio Sette Camara will be reserve driver for Dragon Racing for the remainder of the 2019-20 Formula E season.

The IndyCar-linked Brazilian has raced in Formula 2 for the last three years and finished fourth in the points in 2019 while? as McLaren’s Formula 1 development driver.

With the F2 grid filled up for the upcoming season, the one vacant spot at Trident is expected to be taken by Euroformula champion Marino Sato, it means Sette Camara has been looking at racing options elsewhere.

“I can’t wait to drive a Formula E car for the first time,” said Sette Camara, who will make his test debut in Marrakech next month.

“Working with the team at Dragon in Silverstone has been a great experience so far, and we will continue to work hard to make improvements on the Penske EV-4 package this season.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Dragon this season, it is a great opportunity, and I thank Jay Penske for entrusting me with this role.

“I am looking forward to the test in Marrakech, and I am excited to continue my work on our season six package and our simulation tools.”

Dragon’s race line-up consists of ex-F1 driver and two-time World Endurance champion Brendon Hartley and DTM frontrunner Nico Muller.

The Norisring DTM round clashes with FE’s New York E-Prix, meaning Sette Camara will most likely replace Muller in Dragon’s line-up for that race.

Team owner Jay Penske said: “With Sergio’s addition to the team, we are fortunate to now have what I believe to be the best all-round, race and test line-up in the series.

“Sergio is a promising young driver that has demonstrated his raw speed and racecraft throughout the junior single-seater categories.

“I look forward to seeing the results of his test in Marrakech and his work developing our current race package and the simulation tools we need to return to the front of the most competitive grid in motorsport.”