F1: Sergio Sette Camara confirmed as McLaren test driver

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Sergio Sette Camara will join the McLaren Young Driver Program in 2019 and become McLaren’s test and development driver.

The 20-year-old Sette Camara currently drives in Formula 2. In his new role, he will support his current Carlin teammate Lando Norris as that driver moves into an F1 seat at McLaren next year. 

“It’s my dream to one day become a Formula 1 driver, and I’d like to thank McLaren for giving me this incredible opportunity,” said Sette Camara“My aim is to integrate myself in the team and work as closely with them as possible; to listen, learn and help to develop as a driver, as well as support McLaren.”

Sette Camara previous F1 experience came in a test for Toro Rosso in 2016.

Other famous drivers from McLaren’s Young Driver Program include Lewis Hamilton, Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne.

“We’re delighted to welcome Sergio to McLaren and our Young Driver Program,” said Gil de Ferran, McLaren’s sporting director. “We’ve been following his progress for some time and believe he is a promising young talent with a real potential.”

Sette Camara is currently second in the Formula 2 driver standings with one race remaining in Abu Dhabi.