Red Bull Racing

Η Formula 1 είναι πολλά πράγματα μαζί και φυσικά επένδυση για το μέλλον. Οι ομάδες ξέρουν ότι η διάρκεια είναι ένα πολύ βασικό ζητούμενο, γι’ αυτό και ψάχνουν νέους ανθρώπους, τόσο για το τεχνικό κομμάτι όσο και για τις θέσεις στα μονοθέσια. Η Red Bull έχει δείξει στο παρελθόν πως επενδύει αρκετά σε νέους ταλαντούχους οδηγούς, οι οποίοι στοχεύουν να γίνουν κάποτε αστέρες στη Formula 1.

Η αυστριακή ομάδα κάνει τρεις νέες προσθήκες στο γνωστό της πρόγραμμα νέων οδηγών, με τα τρία νέα ονόματα να είναι αυτά των Niko Kari, Luis Leeds και Sergio Sette Camara για τη νέα σεζόν. Ο πρώτος κατάγεται από τη Φινλανδία και είναι 16 ετών, ο δεύτερος είναι Αυστραλός και μόλις 15 ετών, ωστόσο το μεγαλύτερο όνομα είναι ο 17χρονος Βραζιλιάνος Camara, καθώς αγωνίστηκε πέρυσι στην Ευρωπαϊκή Formula 3, όπου τερμάτισε στην 14η θέση, αλλά ανέβηκε τρεις φορές στο βάθρο.

Ταυτόχρονα, η RBR γνωστοποίησε πως οι Pierre Gasly, Callum Ilott και Dean Stoneman θα συνεχίζουν να έχουν την υποστήριξη της ομάδας του Milton Keynes για την ερχόμενη σεζόν. Δηλώσεις των νέων αποκτημάτων μπορείς να βρεις στο παρακάτω δελτίο Τύπου.

Δελτίο Τύπου

Though the final line up of the 2016 Red Bull Junior Team will not be announced until the new year there are at least three new names that will be featuring next season: Sérgio Sette Câmara, Niko Kari and Luis Leeds.

Luis Leeds – Born 6/3/2000 in Melbourne, Australia Competing in the 2016 MSA Formula with Arden

The 2015 Mexican Grand Prix was a big event for Australian Leeds who grabbed the attention of the F1 world by convincingly winning the opening race of the new Mexican F4 Series. “To travel overseas and race in Mexico was an amazing experience and to have the success was unbelievable,” enthused the 15-year-old who has just completed his first F4 season in Australia.

“To think that I am now part of the Red Bull Junior Team is just incredible and I can’t wait for the MSA Formula season to start in Britain. I know that the level of competition will be much higher but at least the cars will be the same so I can take what I have learnt here and make use of it.”

Niko Kari – Born 6/10/1999 in Tuusula, Finland Competing in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Motopark

Finnish 16-year-old Kari comes to the team as SMP F4 Champion having dominated the Northern European series with 7 wins and 19 podiums from the 21 races. “It was a great year and the series had some really good drivers so it wasn’t easy. I believe that if you do your work well you can achieve your aims and shouldn’t be worried about it,” asserted Kari.

“That’s the way I am looking at next season, of course I will have a lot to learn in F3 but I will work hard to make the best of this big opportunity. It’s a great feeling to be invited to be part of the Red Bull Junior Team. I think it will be a fantastic year, I can’t wait to see Pau, that will be my first street circuit and to go to Spa, that is my favourite, I have already tested there a few times in a Formula Renault and F3 car.”

Sérgio Sette Câmara – Born 23/5/1998 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Competing in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Motopark

With impressive pace at Zandvoort and Macau, Sérgio showed something of what he is capable of. “Yes, my first season in single seater didn’t start that well for me but the podium in Spa came at the right time and from there things improved a lot and specially the second part of the season with the podium in Red Bull Ring and the 3rd in the Zandvoort Masters gave me a lot of confidence.”

“I am very proud to join Red Bull family and it is a great opportunity to be part of it, I am very grateful for it. I am very confident for this coming season and really looking forward to start competing again. I am sure that, together with the team and working on the same direction as we are, we will get our objectives.”