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.
Lewis Hamilton finds his best form to snatch pole position from Nico Rosberg for the United States Grand Prix; Daniel Ricciardo third.
Nico Rosberg leads Lewis Hamilton on day one of the United States Grand Prix as Daniel Ricciardo shows Red Bull's potential form at COTA.
Lewis Hamilton kicks off his United States Grand Prix weekend in fine fettle by comfortably out-pacing Nico Rosberg in FP1 at COTA
Felipe Nasr says he wants to stay with Sauber for a third season in 2017 following an upturn in form under new owners Longbow Finance.