Sergio Sette Camara will step up to a full-time race seat in Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, joining Dragon Penske Autosport.
The 22-year-old Brazilian, who is the Reserve Driver for Scuderia AlphaTauri in Formula 1, made his debut in the fully-electric single-seater series earlier this year, replacing Brendon Hartley at the Jay Penske-owned outfit
Over Formula E’s six-part Berlin finale to Season 6, Sette Camara took a best result of 15th in the penultimate race of the season and showcased promising one-lap pace for the then dubbed GEOX Dragon team, securing ninth on the grid in races five and six.
Reflecting on the Berlin showdown, Sette Camara highlighted it as a “steep learning curve” which he can apply to his first season of competition in an FIA World Championship:
“I learned a lot about optimizing the Formula E car and working within the race format, as it is very different from the other machinery in which I have raced,” he said.
“I spent a lot of time working with the engineering team learning how to deploy our energy in the most efficient way to achieve the best result weekend.
“There was a steep curve for me, and I am excited to apply my learnings, and the work we have done in the off-season to
my first full season with the Team.”
Speaking of his targets for Season 7 – which commences on January 16 with a double-header round in Santiago – the three-time Formula 2 winner had points on his mind, with his Dragon Penske Autosport team targeting an upturn in performance after a difficult 2019/20 campaign:
“My target is to bring the best result possible after each race, to have a steep learning curve in the series, and to enjoy my time with
the Dragon / Penske Autosport crew!” he explained.
“It is my goal to grow with the Team and continue with the positive momentum we started together in Berlin, to consistently compete for points this season.”
Dragon Penske Autosport Owner and Team Principal, Jay Penske, added: “Sérgio gave everyone a preview of what is to come in his first six races with the Team in Berlin.
“I have been pleased with Sérgio’s pace and the rate at which he adapted to the rigors of electric racing. With the Penske EV-5 package and advancements we are making across the board, I expect him to convert the potential he showed in Berlin into consistent points finishes in his first full season with Dragon / Penske Autosport.”
Nico Muller is expected to re-join Sette Camara at the team for Season 7 – his second campaign in Formula E.