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.
Nico Rosberg takes full advantage of Lewis Hamilton's Q3 absence to edge out Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the Belgian GP.
Romain Grosjean reiterates his ongoing frustration with the lofty tyre pressures in Belgium, with Felipe Massa labelling them as a 'joke'.
Nico Rosberg leads a Mercedes 1-2 in FP1 for the Belgian GP with Halo attached as Esteban Ocon makes an impressive debut and Fernando Alonso fails to set a time.
Sergio Perez sees the Belgian Grand Prix as the ideal race to reignite the F1 championship after the summer break