The driver won several karting titles in his native Brazil
before switching to the European racing scene in 2009. Nasr totally dominated
his first season in Formula BMW, winning the title by a mammoth 104 points.
After two progressive seasons in the British Formula Three
championship, with the Brazilian clinching the title in 2011, he moved into the
GP2 series for 2012. Nasr also made his debut in sportscar racing, claiming a
highly-impressive third place in the overall classification of the Rolex 24
Hour race at Daytona with Michael Shank Racing.
Nasr enjoyed three seasons in GP2, culminating in a third
place in the drivers’ standings in 2014, with four race victories. During the
2014 season Nasr also acted as F1 team Williams’ reserve driver and took part
in three tests and five free practice sessions.
With strong financial backing the Brazilian secured an F1
race seat for the 2015 season with Sauber.
Dave Ryan: This has been our strongest qualifying session all year and to have both cars so close to getting through to Q2 is quite an achievement
An error-strewn qualifying performance ends in a crash for Lewis Hamilton, handing pole position to title rival Nico Rosberg in Baku.
Lewis Hamilton has claimed pole position in Canada after beating Nico Rosberg by just 0.062s as Mercedes eased away from Ferrari and Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel has shot to the top of the timesheet in the 1m 13s bracket before the final practice was curtailed early after Kevin Magnussen crashed