Red Bull and AlphaTauri reserve driver Sergio Sette Camara has been confirmed to replace Brendon Hartley at GEOX Dragon for the remaining six races of the Season Six of the FIA Formula E championship.
Hartley split with the team with immediate effect earlier in the month, offering little explanation behind the motive of his exit though did cite his focus has been re-centred around his World Endurance Championship commitments with Toyota.
Sette Camara has acted as the team’s reserve driver during the 2019-20 season and will slot into Hartley’s seat for the final string of races which will take place over three different configurations of the Berlin Tempelhof Airport.
Sette Camara finished fourth in last season’s FIA Formula 2 campaign with DAMS and is set to compete against Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy on this year’s Super Formula in Japan.
“The team and I had really strong chemistry in the Marrakech rookie test,” Sette Camara said.
“We executed the program, and performed well, finishing the day P2. I am delighted to share the news that I will work with them again, this time in a race situation, which makes it even more special.
“I want to thank [team owner] Jay Penske and every member of Geox Dragon Racing for giving me this opportunity.”
Hartley leaves the team after a tumultuous debut season in which the Kiwi scored two points courtesy of a penalty.
It is unlikely Hartley will resign with Dragon for next season, putting an abrupt end to his short-lived Formula E career.
The first of six Berlin E-Prix takes place on August 5 in a reverse layout of the usual Berlin circuit to decide the 2019-20 series champion.