Toro Rosso have handed F3 driver Sergio Sette Camara his first ever Formula One test for the upcoming post Silverstone test in a couple of weeks time.
The 18 year old Brazilian Red Bull development driver finished 14th in his first season of F3, and is currently ranked in 7th – driving alongside Williams development drier Lance Stroll, and Adrian Newey’s son Harrison.
“I’m very happy and excited to be testing with Scuderia Toro Rosso”, the Brazilian said on the news. “It’s a great opportunity which I’ve worked very hard for and I’d like to thank everyone who has made this possible, especially Red Bull.
“This will be my first official Formula 1 test and I will make sure I do the best job possible as well as have fun – it’s not something that happens every day! Silverstone is a great track which I know quite well as I’ve already driven there before, so this will definitely help me on the day to focus on the car and all the new information without having to learn a new layout at the same time.
“I just can’t wait to drive out of the garage, it will definitely be a moment I will never forget!”
Franz Tost, the Team Principal at Toro Rosso reaffirmed their belief of giving a chance to young drivers, “Giving young drivers, mainly those from the Red Bull Junior Team, a real taste of Formula 1, is something we have become accustomed to doing at Toro Rosso.”