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.
“There’s a saying that rubbing’s racing. In Formula 1 it sometimes feels like you get penalised for every bit of contact," - Pastor Maldonado
He may not have had the pace to improve his position in the Brazilian Grand Prix, but Max Verstappen had other reasons to have a smile on his face after a couple of exceptional passing moves.
Felipe Nasr will forsake his provisional Brazilian GP grid position after being found guilty of impeding countryman Felipe Massa in qualifying at Interlagos.
Valtteri Bottas expresses his frustration at being demoted on the grid for overtaking under a red flag since he believes he did 'nothing wrong'.