Sergio Sette Camara was confirmed by Dragon Racing on Friday to drive for the American team in the 2021 Formula E season. The Brazilian had been expected to drive for the team after replacing Brendon Hartley for the last six rounds of season 6 in Berlin.
Heading into his first full season in Formula E, Sette Camara explained how he had tried to adapt to the unique demands of Formula E, and that he now believes he is much better prepared for the upcoming campaign.
“I learned a lot about optimising the Formula E car and working within the race format, as it is very different from the other machinery in which I have raced.” said the 22-year old. “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.”
Furthermore, Sergio Sette Camara was also resolute about how the team could achieve better performances in season 7, with his aim being to take his first points finishes in Formula E.
“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! 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.”
Team boss Jay Penske seemed to have complete faith that his new signing could deliver, and that the team could rely on him after showcasing some promising results from his Formula E debut for Dragon in Berlin.
“Sergio gave everyone a preview of what is to come in his first six races with the team in Berlin,” the Dragon/Penske owner and team principal was quoted as saying.
“I have been pleased with Sergio’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.”