After having finished 4th in last year's F2 championship, the 21 years old had obtained the necessary SuperLicence points in order to claim such a role in a F1 team.
Red Bull Racing will deploy him as the second Reserve Driver, alongside former Toro Rosso Sebastian Buemi, well-experienced behind the wheel of both simulator and FE; Sette Camara will also follow both teams, Red Bull and Alpha Tauri, in case of necessity during every single event of the championship.
A part from testing and on-site presence, Sergio will also feature the Running Show program throughout the world. Here the words after the announcement:
I am extremely happy to join for the 2020 season. I've been watching F1 since I was five years old and I'm humbled to have been given this opportunity
Signing up Sergio 👊 As the Brazilian joins as Official Red Bull Test & Reserve Driver for 2020 🇧🇷 #ChargeOn— Aston Martin Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) March 9, 2020