#9 Sérgio Sette Câmara (BRA – Motopark Dallara-VW)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship position: 12th – 89 points – after 21 of 30 races
#10 Niko Kari (FIN – Motopark Dallara-VW)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship position: 13th – 82 points – after 21 of 30 races
With nine races remaining in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship the Motopark team are maintaining their usual intensity with the build up to the Nürburgring this weekend.
Red Bull Juniors Niko Kari and Sérgio Sette Câmara have both been to the team's headquarters in Germany last week. "I was with the team in Oschersleben," explained 16-year-old Fin Kari. "One day track testing and one day in the sim, I've also tested at the Nürburgring before, I really like the track I think it is good for me so I am very much looking forward to the weekend."
Off the sick bed
"I've been laid low with a cold or something for a few days so I need to shake that off before the weekend," continued Kari. "We had nothing much new to test but it's always good to be in the car and have time on track."
"So this weekend is just like any other, make sure that we have everything sorted for Qualifying and do a good job."
"I'm feeling very positive after the team test in Oschersleben last week," enthused 18-year-old Brazilian Sette Câmara. "A day on the track and one in the sim, both went very well. The track time allowed us to get the braking issues sorted out. I was really struggling before, with the hard braking I was overheating the brakes and they were getting less and less effective. The guys did a lot of work on the braking system and really sorted the problem."
"We have been working very hard to turn things around, Spa was horrible, Zandvoort was difficult but I feel that we are in good shape after the test and looking forward to the Nürburgring. Once we got things sorted in Oschersleben I was quick and that is what we needed."
Ready for it
"We all know the Nürburgring after the winter test but it was still good to spend time in the sim, I got up to speed quickly and was feeling very comfortable. It's a track with three very heavy braking points so sorting out the brakes is so important for this weekend. Now I can't wait to get out on track."
Nürburgring weekend schedule – all times CET
Friday September 9th
11.20 Free Practice 1 – 40 minutes
12.05 Free Practice 2 – 40 minutes
15.15 Qualifying 1 – 20 minutes
18.30 Qualifying 2&3 – 20 minutes
Saturday September 10th
09.50 Race 1 – 35 minutes
17.10 Race 2 – 35 minutes
Sunday September 11th
09.45 Race 3 – 35 minutes