Another young driver has been confirmed for the upcoming Silverstone test, in the form of Sergio Sette Camara running with Scuderia Toro Rosso.
The 18-year-old Brazilian competes in the FIA F3 European Championship, where he’s seventh in points, and has been to Toro Rosso’s Faenza headquarters today for a seat fit.
He’ll run on the second day of the two-day test, Wednesday, July 13, and will take over from Carlos Sainz Jr. who will run on Tuesday, July 12.
“I’m very happy and excited to be testing with Scuderia Toro Rosso,” Camara said. “It’s a great opportunity which I’ve worked very hard for and I’d like to thank everyone who has made this possible, especially Red Bull. This will be my first official Formula 1 test and I will make sure I do the best job possible as well as have fun – it’s not something that happens every day!
“Silverstone is a great track which I know quite well as I’ve already driven there before, so this will definitely help me on the day to focus on the car and all the new information without having to learn a new layout at the same time. I just can’t wait to drive out of the garage, it will definitely be a moment I will never forget!”
“Giving young drivers, mainly those from the Red Bull Junior Team, a real taste of Formula 1, is something we have become accustomed to doing at Toro Rosso,” team principal Franz Tost added. “Personally, I find it fascinating to see how these youngsters adapt, not just to the extra power, downforce and braking of a Formula 1 car, but also how they react to the pressure of a day in the F1 spotlight. It provides a valuable insight into how they might progress in the future. Therefore I am pleased to welcome Sérgio to our team for the day and I hope that it will be a mutually beneficial experience.”