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Felipe Nasr

Luiz Felipe de Oliveira Nasr (born 21 August 1992) is a Brazilian racing driver. He was the 2009 Formula BMW Europe champion and the 2011 British Formula 3 champion.

After a year as the official test driver for Williams in 2014, he joined Sauber as a full-time Formula One driver in 2015.[1][2]

Contents

  • Career 1
    • Karting 1.1
    • Formula BMW 1.2
    • Formula Three 1.3
    • GP2 Series 1.4
    • Formula One 1.5
      • Sauber (2015) 1.5.1
  • Personal life 2
  • Racing record 3
    • Career summary 3.1
    • Complete GP2 Series results 3.2
    • Complete Formula One results 3.3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

Karting

Born in Brasília, DF, Nasr began karting in Brazil when he was seven years old. Between 2000 and 2007 he won several championship titles in Brazil.[3]

Formula BMW

2008

Nasr made his open-wheel racing debut in the final round of the 2008 Formula BMW Americas season at Interlagos, which supported the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, claiming a podium finish in the second race in a championship that was dominated by Alexander Rossi.[3]

2009
Nasr moved to the European championship of Formula BMW in 2009 for EuroInternational. He finished 14 of the 16 races in the top two, won 6 races, 5 pole-positions and claimed the title by 104 points from team-mate Daniel Juncadella. As the championship was held by BMW, linked to Sauber in that season, Nasr was called to test a Sauber F1 car, but with BMW leaving F1, the test did not happen.
Felipe Nasr driving at Spa-Francorchamps for EuroInternational.

Formula Three

2010

For the Formula One world champion Kimi Räikkönen. Nasr finished the 2010 British Formula 3 season in 5th position.[5]

2011

Nasr signed with Carlin Motorsport for the 2011 Championship and won the Sunoco Rolex 24 at Daytona Challenge, a special joint racing programme among series in the United Kingdom that use Sunoco Racing Fuel. The winner of that challenge won a drive in the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona. He was third in the Daytona 24 Hour.[6] Nasr claimed the title of the 2011 British Formula 3 season, 123 points ahead of his team mate, Kevin Magnussen.

In the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona, Nasr finished third overall and in class, driving a second generation Riley prototype for Michael Shank Racing.

GP2 Series

2012

Nasr signed with DAMS to race in the 2012 GP2 Series season with the support of Brazilian sponsors Banco do Brasil and Eike Batista's OGX.[7] Nasr's best results were a 2nd place in Race 2 of the Belgian round and a 4th place in Race 1 of the German round. He was teamed with the experienced Davide Valsecchi, who won the drivers' championship; Nasr's tenth place in the standings meant DAMS won the teams' championship as well. He took four podium finishes, with a best finish of second at Spa, and was the second highest-placed rookie overall, behind James Calado.

2013

For the 2013 GP2 Series season Nasr moved to Carlin, partnering British Jolyon Palmer. Nasr believed that he would be a title contender, alongside James Calado and Marcus Ericsson, and hoped to be driving an F1 car at the end of the year. Nasr finished the 2013 campaign 4th overall in the standings.

2014
Nasr competing for Carlin, during the 2014 GP2 Series season, at Silverstone. Nasr won the sprint race at Silverstone – his third of four victories in 2014 – en route to third in the championship.

Nasr remained with Carlin for the 2014 season, partnering Colombian Julián Leal. He took his first GP2 win in the sprint race in Barcelona.[8] He achieved wins at the Red Bull Ring,[9] Silverstone,[10] and Spa-Francorchamps.[11] Throughout the season, he was involved in a fight for the championship with former teammate Jolyon Palmer, losing out in Russia.[12] Nasr finished third overall, after losing second place by five points, to rookie Stoffel Vandoorne at Yas Marina.[13]

Formula One

2014

It was confirmed on 22 February 2014 that Nasr would be joining Williams as the team's reserve driver, participating in three tests and five free practice sessions across the course of the season.[14] He made his first appearance in first practice in the Bahrain Grand Prix replacing Valtteri Bottas.[15]

Sauber (2015)

Nasr driving for Sauber at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

On 5 November 2014, it was announced that Nasr would drive for Sauber in 2015.[2] In his first race with the team in Australia, Nasr finished in fifth position, the highest placing for a Brazilian driver making their Grand Prix début.[16][17] His finishing streak ended at the British Grand Prix when his gearbox failed on the way to the grid.In Japan, for the first time, he failed to finish, as he had a mechanical failure on lap 51. However, he was classified after completing 49 of 51 laps.

Personal life

Nasr is of Lebanese ancestry, his grandfather having immigrated to Brazil in the ‘60s. Nasr lists his favourite hobbies as sports, fishing and mechanics,[18] he cites Star Wars and the James Bond film series as his favourite films,[19] his favourite driver as Ayrton Senna,[18] and his favourite circuit as Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.[18] Felipe is the nephew of Amir Nasr, who owns one of the most successful South American Formula Three racing teams that helped with the progression of many Brazilian drivers in junior formulas, such as Hélio Castroneves, Vitor Meira, Antônio Pizzonia, Luciano Burti, Bruno Junqueira, Cristiano da Matta, Mario Haberfeld, Max Wilson, Átila Abreu and Sérgio Jimenez. Nasr's favourite musical artists include Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Dire Straits[20] Nasr is multilingual with the ability to speak Portuguese, English and Italian [20]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula BMW Americas Amir Nasr Racing 2 0 0 0 1 25 10th
2009 Formula BMW Europe EuroInternational 16 5 6 6 14 392 1st
Formula BMW Pacific 3 2 2 2 2 0† NC†
2010 British Formula 3 Räikkönen Robertson Racing 30 1 1 3 4 136 5th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
2011 British Formula 3 Carlin 30 7 4 8 17 318 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2012 24 Hours of Daytona Michael Shank Racing 1 0 0 0 1 30 3rd
GP2 Series DAMS 24 0 0 0 4 95 10th
Formula 3 Euro Series Carlin 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2013 GP2 Series Carlin 22 0 0 0 6 154 4th
2014 Formula One Williams Martini Racing Test driver
GP2 Series Carlin 22 4 1 2 10 224 3rd
2015 Formula One Sauber F1 Team 17 0 0 0 0 27* 13th*

† – As Nasr was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
* Season in progress.

Complete GP2 Series results

() (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)
Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2012 DAMS MYS
FEA

6
MYS
SPR

3
BHR1
FEA

Ret
BHR1
SPR

6
BHR2
FEA

11
BHR2
SPR

5
ESP
FEA

11
ESP
SPR

9
MON
FEA

17
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

14
GBR
FEA

6
GBR
SPR

3
GER
FEA

4
GER
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

25
HUN
SPR

8
BEL
FEA

8
BEL
SPR

2
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

21
SGP
FEA

6
SGP
SPR

7
10th 95
2013 Carlin MYS
FEA

4
MYS
SPR

2
BHR
FEA

4
BHR
SPR

2
ESP
FEA

2
ESP
SPR

3
MON
FEA

4
MON
SPR

4
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

7
GER
FEA

9
GER
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

5
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

8
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

12
SGP
FEA

2
SGP
SPR

16
ABU
FEA

7
ABU
SPR

18
4th 154
2014 Carlin BHR
FEA

8
BHR
SPR

4
ESP
FEA

3
ESP
SPR

1
MON
FEA

3
MON
SPR

Ret
AUT
FEA

1
AUT
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

7
GBR
SPR

1
GER
FEA

5
GER
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

3
BEL
FEA

4
BEL
SPR

1
ITA
FEA

6
ITA
SPR

6
RUS
FEA

17
RUS
SPR

3
ABU
FEA

4
ABU
SPR

2
3rd 224

Complete Formula One results

() (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicates fastest lap)
Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2014 Williams Martini Racing Williams FW36 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid 1.6 V6 t AUS MAL BHR
TD
CHN
TD
ESP
TD
MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA
TD
BRA
TD
ABU  –  –
2015 Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/4 1.6 V6 t AUS
5
MAL
12
CHN
8
BHR
12
ESP
12
MON
9
CAN
16
AUT
11
GBR
DNS
HUN
11
BEL
11
ITA
13
SIN
10
JPN
20
RUS
6
USA
9
MEX
Ret
BRA ABU 13th* 27*

* Season in progress.
† Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

References

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External links

  • Official website
  • Felipe Nasr career summary at DriverDB.com
  • Amir Nasr Racing
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Esteban Gutiérrez
Formula BMW Europe
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
Robin Frijns
Preceded by
Jean-Éric Vergne
British Formula 3
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Jack Harvey
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