Where Are They Now | Sérgio Sette Câmara

Sérgio Sette Câmara Filho is a Brazilian driver from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Born on the 23rd May, 1998, Câmara left the journey in Formula 2 and moved to Super Formula and Formula E for the 2020 season. The Brazilian was invited to the Red Bull Junior programme in 2015, but was dropped by 2017. McLaren picked him up in late 2018 for test and reserve driver for 2019, before switching back to a Red Bull Junior in 2020.

Sérgio Sette Câmara last drove in Formula 2 before leaving the feeder series ladder. Prior this, he drove in Brazilian Formula 3 as soon as he turned 16. He also raced in Formula 3 European for three years, before making the step up to Formula 2 in 2017.

MP Motorsport promoted him to Formula 2, driving alongside Jordan King. Despite it being his debut season, he managed to pick up a win in Spa-Francorchamps sprint race and 2nd in Monza sprint race. Though, with only 7 races in the points, it accumulated to 47 points, meaning he finished 12th in the standings. He only finished 15 points behind his experienced teammate in 11th. With both their points combined, Sérgio helped the team achieve 6th in the standings, only 1 point ahead of Pertamina Arden.

The season before didn’t impact his rise to the top as for the following season, he was picked up by Carlin, driving with current Formula 1 driver, Lando Norris. This time, Sérgio had a more successful stint with the British team. Though, he did get disqualified in Baku race 2, due to not finishing the race with the required amount of fuel left for scrutineering; and missing the entire round of Monaco due to a hand injury. Despite not getting a single win unlike last year, Sérgio Sette Câmara had a better average points finish and even had 8 podiums: 4 seconds and 4 thirds, plus a pole position in Hungary. Although his teammate came second in the championship, he finished 6th this time with 164 points, only 22 points behind veteran Artem Markelov. With Norris accumulating 219 points and Câmara getting 164, this gave them 381 points to claim teams champion, 31 clear of second place. This wasn’t the end of his Formula 2 stint, as he then moved to DAMS, third place finishers that year.

This time, he was joined by current Formula 1 Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi. Like the year before, Sérgio also had 8 podiums, but this time 2 wins were in Red Bull Ring sprint race and Yas Marina Circuit feature race. Câmara also had two pole positions: Le Castellet, France; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A more eventful season allowed him to improve considerably and even challenge his teammate a fair amount. The Canadian finished 2nd whereas the Brazilian finished in 4th, behind Italian Luca Ghiotto by 3 points. With 204 points under his name and 214 under Latifi’s, the team managed to claim first by 71 points.

Photo by Joe Portlock

After a seemingly successful Formula 2 stint, Sérgio Sette Câmara moved to Super Formula with Red Bull backing, similar to Jüri Vips. Alongside this, he competed in the March rookie test in Formula E with GEOX Dragon.

For Super Formula, Câmara is driving with B-MAX Racing with Motopark, alongside Charles Milesi. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the initial calendar was postponed, moving the first round to the 30th of August.

After Brendon Hartley was announced to part ways with Dragon due to WEC commitment issues, the Brazilian, who finished 2nd in the Rookie tests, was called up to take his seat for the final 6 races in Berlin.

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