The Brazilian scored his maiden F2 pole position lapping the Hungaroring 0.030s faster than Jack Aitken. The stage was set: Sérgio Sette Câmara was in the best starting position to claim a first win this season, and although the talented Carlin driver made a perfect start from P1 and drove flawlessly, he was unable to stop his teammate Lando Norris in the first stint. Visibly struggling, he was then passed by Nyck de Vries, Antonio Fuoco and Aitken. He pitted on Lap 16 and was able to fight back to third but came under huge pressure from Fuoco in the final laps. Eager to protect his position, Sérgio made contact with the PREMA driver on the final lap and was immediately handed with a 10s time penalty which meant he classified seventh.
He started P2 on the reverse grid on Sunday but was fourth into Turn 1 behind Luca Ghiotto, Alex Albon and Artem Markelov. Sérgio passed a struggling Markelov to move up to third and remained there until the chequered flag to take a fifth podium finish in 2018.