#9 Sérgio Sette Câmara (BRA – Motopark Dallara-VW)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship position: 12th – 97 points – after 24 of 30 races
#10 Niko Kari (FIN – Motopark Dallara-VW)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship position: 10th – 102 points – after 24 of 30 races
Six races remain in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and both Sérgio Sette Câmara and Niko Kari are looking to make a big impression in the last two rounds, starting at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola this weekend.
The Red Bull Juniors cannot fail to be impressed by the historic venue. "Certainly it's a track that imposes a bit of respect," asserted Sette Câmara. "It's unlike many of today's track that have so much tarmac runoff that you can almost go wherever you want."
"I love it, I made my European F3 debut at Imola in 2014," explained the 18-year-old Brazilian. "It is a great track but you have to be in control. There are plenty of kerbs and you have to put the car where you want it, it takes some precision."
"I'm confident for the weekend, we had great speed at the Nürburgring, it's all about getting into the rhythm for the weekend and I know we can do that. I didn't do all the sim time I would have liked because I was a bit sick but I'm fully over it now and very ready for the weekend."
"If I had money I'd be betting it on myself," Sérgio exclaimed with a laugh.
Niko Kari has different ideas of course and can't wait to put his own stamp on the weekend. "I like the track," enthuses the 16-year-old Fin. "We tested here with the Formula Master car, as close as we could to F3, though it is a bit different even though the team upgraded the aero."
"It's old style, iconic, you have to think of the legendary F1 races here and I like the layout, up and down, through the park, the trees, so different to many modern circuits."
"I am looking forward to a great weekend, things have been coming together through the last few races and we just need to keep improving in all areas then we can get good results in these remaining races. There is still work to be done."
Imola weekend schedule – all times CET
Friday September 30th
14.00 Free Practice 1 – 40 minutes
14.45 Free Practice 2 – 40 minutes
15.55 Qualifying 1 – 20 minutes
Saturday October 1st
11.10 Race 1 – 35 minutes
15.05 Qualifying 2&3 – 20 minutes
Sunday October 2nd
11.10 Race 2 – 35 minutes
16.05 Race 3 – 35 minutes