Formula E 2023 Driver Lineup: NIO 333 confirms Sergio Sette Camara

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NIO 333 announces Sergio Sette Camara as their first driver for Season 9 moving the Formula E grid one step closer to completion.

After three seasons with Dragon, in various incarnations, Sergio Sette Camara has joined NIO 333 as the team embarks on the Gen3 era. Sette Camara has finished 27th, 22nd, and 20th, in that order, during his time in Formula E. But NIO 333 sees a key ingredient in helping move the team up the order.

Speaking on the announcement, Team Principal for NIO 333, Alex Hui, stated:

โ€œWe are delighted to be able to bring Sergio onboard. He is a fantastic talent and we have been hugely impressed by his approach already. Securing his services completes another part of the NIO 333 Formula E team jigsaw progressing further up the Formula E grid. We are heading towards Season 9 with a lot of motivation and some very positive momentum.โ€

Will the long-term NIO 333 staple Oliver Turvey return to the team for 2023? Or will he make the jump to the new McLaren team as their second driver? That could leave the door open for NIO 333’s rookie from last season, Dan Ticktum, to return to the team alongside Sette Camara.

Current Formula E Driver Lineup โ€“ Season 9

  • ABT: Robin Frijns & Nico Muller
  • Avalanche Andretti: Jake Dennis & Andre Lotterer
  • DS Dragon: TBD (both seats)
  • Envision: Nick Cassidy & TBD
  • Jaguar: Mitch Evans & Sam Bird
  • McLaren: Rene Rast & TBD
  • Mahindra: Oliver Rowland & Lucas di Grassi
  • Maserati: TBD (both seats)
  • NIO 333: Sergio Sette Camara & TBD
  • Nissan: Norman Nato & Sacha Fenestraz
  • Porsche: Pascal Wehrlein & Antonio Felix da Costa
  • Techeetah: TBD (both seats)

Sette Camara’s confirmation makes the 15th driver announced for Season 9. Leaving just nine spots open. With DS Dragon expected to announce reigning Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-ร‰ric Vergne, it is surprising that they have waited this long. But that duo, along with Edoardo Mortara are seen as locks for next season. Of the six remaining seats, contenders include Nyck de Vries (if he doesn’t land an F1 seat), Oliver Turvey, Sebastien Buemi, Maximilian Gunther & Formula 2’s Jake Hughes.

Formula E seems to be rolling out a new driver announcement about once a week, at a minimum, as momentum slowly builds towards Season 9 testing in December.

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