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.
Monisha Kaltenborn is confident Sauber's firmer financial foundation will be the impetus it needs to return to the mid-field in F1 2017.
The first go-round, we were even going to involve Anthony Hamilton, Lewis’ dad. We made two stabs at it... - Tavo Hellmund
Sauber is on course to be the first team to reveal its new-look 2017 Formula machine after confirming a February 20th launch date.
Sauber's Monisha Kaltenborn hopes Pascal Wehrlein can continue his development progress at the Swiss team after confirming the signing for 2017