Sérgio Sette Câmara

F3 - Sérgio Sette Câmara leads into Hungaroring weekend

#9 Sérgio Sette Câmara (BRA – Motopark Dallara-VW)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship position: 12th – 10 points – after 3 of 30 races

#10 Niko Kari (FIN – Motopark Dallara-VW)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship position: 15th – 4 points – after 3 of 30 races

Niko Kari and Sérgio Sette Câmara start the second weekend of FIA Formula 3 European Championship competition with 17-year-old Brazilian Sette Câmara quickest during Thursday's official test at the Hungaroring. Fellow Red Bull Junior Kari, the 16-year-old Fin, was fifth fastest and both Motorpark drivers are confident of a great weekend.

"I think I have found my new favourite circuit," enthused Sette Câmara. "Of course I would say that because I am quickest but no I already had that feeling from running it in the sim before we got here and I am really enjoying it."

Good feeling

"I have never driven here before but the variety of corners is a great challenge and the new surface is excellent." he continued enthusiastically. "More than that though, what makes me happy is the great feeling that has developed within our team, particularly the relationship with my engineer, we are beautifully aligned and working very well."

"Of course it is no time to taking things easy, there is always work to be done but it is no time to get stressed either. I think that is what happened a bit at Ricard, we lost the rhythm a little, got stressed about it and that made things worse and the weekend got away from us."

"Here we just need to keep the rhythm going and build on it. There are always a thousand ways to be distracted but we will just keep the concentration going in the right way and I am sure we can have a fantastic weekend"

Catch up

"We were short of running but we made up some time and improved," explained Kari. "There is still a bit of work to do in the mid section, we can see that is where we are losing it. I have never driven here before, I've been here and watched the F1 a couple of times and I have always wanted to race here but the track is new for me."

"We know that we have work to do because it is a track that's not easy to pass on and F3 is so competitive so once practice starts we have to find the missing time in the mid section so that we can do a good qualifying. We don't want to make things harder for ourselves in the races."