Sergio Sette Camara has been named as Red Bull and AlphaTauri test and reserve driver for the 2020 Formula 1 season.

The Brazilian driver, who was part of the Red Bull junior programme in 2016, acted as test and development driver at McLaren last season as he dovetailed his efforts with his Formula 2 campaign where he finished fourth in the drivers’ championship for DAMS.

The 21-year-old returns to the Red Bull fold to take up the test and reserve driver role and will split his time between Red Bull and AlphaTauri alongside long-standing reserve driver Sebastien Buemi.

Sette Camara will travel with the teams to races throughout the 2020 F1 campaign and work with Buemi on Red Bull’s simulator programme, while the Brazilian will also be on hand to take part in the Running Show Car programme.

Thanks to his success in F2 last year, Sette Camara has picked up sufficient F1 super licence points for this year meaning he will be able to take part in a Grand Prix weekend if required.

Aside from Buemi, who often has commitment clashes due to racing for Nissan e.dams in Formula E and Toyota in the World Endurance Championship, Red Bull’s current junior programme doesn’t contain a driver with an F1 super licence.

As a result, Sette Camara could be called upon when Buemi is unavailable and either Red Bull or AlphaTauri needs a stand-in driver this season.

The 2020 F1 season gets underway this weekend with the Australian Grand Rix where Sette Camara will begin his new role.

 

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