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.
Sauber's 2016 F1 challenger - the C35 Ferrari - will turn its first wheel at the second F1 test in Spain, it is confirmed.
Adrian Sutil's legal action against Sauber has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Zurich over unpaid finances and losing his race seat
Giedo van der Garde will race in the Le Mans 24 Hours this season after penning a deal with the JOTA Sport LMP2 team.
Without the money to significantly develop its 2015 F1 contender, Sauber is hoping an evolution of the C34 will be strong enough to compete with its anticipated 2016 rivals.