#9 Sérgio Sette Câmara (BRA – Motopark Dallara-VW)
Qualifying 1: 4th(Group A) – Race 1 Grid: 8th – Race 1 Result: 8th
Qualifying 2: 2nd(Group A) – Race 2 Grid: 3rd – Race 2 Result: 2nd
Qualifying 3: 2nd(Group A) – Race 3 Grid: 3rd – Race 3 Result: DNF (Incident)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship position: 9th – 58 points – after 9 of 30 races
#10 Niko Kari (FIN – Motopark Dallara-VW)
Qualifying 1: 5th(Group B) – Race 1 Grid: 21st – Race 1 Result: 19th
Qualifying 2: 7th(Group B) – Race 2 Grid: 20th – Race 2 Result: 11th
Qualifying 3: 7th(Group B) – Race 3 Grid: 14th – Race 3 Result: 8th
FIA Formula 3 European Championship position: 13th – 30 points – after 9 of 30 races
An excellent second for Sérgio Sette Câmara in Race 2 at Pau and some gritty drives through the pack by Niko Kari were highlights of the French classic for the Red Bull Juniors. Both men wanted far more as they explained.
"Mixed feeling for the weekend," admitted 17-year-old Brazilian Sette Câmara. "Happy for being quick in the rain, to qualify P3 in the wet just a fraction off pole is great and continues my wet weather development that has come on so well this year so I am very happy for that and of course for second place in Race 2. I enjoyed the drive, got second early and made the most of it."
"The disappointment came in Race 3. Again going from P3 on the grid you should get another podium but then on the run down to the first corner a silly incident with Cassidy, He just shouldn't have tried it, there was no room for two cars there and it put us out of the race."
"Unfortunately I've been given a 5 place grid penalty for Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring so that is tough. I didn't see it like that at all and I'm upset about it but I've got to live with it, move on and I will do that. The Red Bull Ring is our home race and we will go there to do something special."
It was always going to be a tough weekend in Pau for Kari, the 16-year-old Fin was demoted to the back of the grid in Race 1 for a post race incident in Hungary and then pushed back again for Race 2 for Race 1 contact. His determination and skill produced impressive drives in Races 2 and 3 though, cutting through to 11th from 20th and then to 8th from 14th.
"Yes I think Races 2 and 3 were the maximum we could do. The weekend started with a lot of rain and it was wet through Race 1. For Race 2 there was a dry line and that made it hard to overtake, to go past someone you obviously had to get on the wet, very tricky. I found somewhere really good for passing and I got three people there plus there were a few crashes so it was not a bad result considering."
Again he drove through to 8th in the dry Race 3 to pick up some points but knows that only with better qualifying will he be fighting for the podium. "Yes we have all learnt from this weekend, me and the team. We had a problem with tyre pressures in Q2, we have to learn from that. I need to learn as well so that we can go forward and do a much better job at the Red Bull Ring."