Felipe Nasr

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Luiz Felipe Nasr
Felipe Nasr 2013 F3 cropped.jpg
Nationality  Brazilian
Born (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 21),
Brasília, DF, Brazil
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2012
Current team Carlin
Car no. 3
Former teams DAMS
Starts 56
Championships 0
Wins 3
Poles 0
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 4th in 2013
Finished last season 3rd (154 pts)
Previous series
201011
2009
2009
2008
British Formula Three
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW Pacific
Formula BMW Americas
Championship titles
2011
2009
British Formula Three
Formula BMW Europe

Luiz Felipe de Oliveira Nasr (born August 21, 1992 in Brasília, DF) is a Brazilian-Lebanese auto racing driver. He is the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season champion and the 2011 British Formula Three season champion. In February 2014, he became the official test driver for Williams F1 Team.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Nasr began karting in Brazil when he was seven years old. Between 2000 and 2007 he won several championship titles in Brazil.[1]

Formula BMW[edit]

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.[1]

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, that was link to Sauber in that season, Nasr was called to test an F1 racing car of Sauber, but with the end of BMW in F1, this test couldn't happen and didn't happen.

Felipe Nasr driving at Spa-Francorchamps for EuroInternational.

Formula Three[edit]

2010

For the 2010, Nasr moved into the British Formula Three Championship with Räikkönen Robertson Racing, joining a three-car team alongside the team's 2009 drivers Carlos Huertas and Daisuke Nakajima.[2] In addition to signing for the team, Nasr has also been signed to Robertson Management, the organisation that manages the career of former Formula One world champion Kimi Räikkönen. Nasr finished the 2010 British Formula Three season in the 5th position/[3]

2011

Nasr signed with Carlin Motorsport for the 2011 Championship also had him win 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.[4] Nasr claimed the title of the 2011 British Formula Three 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[edit]

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.[5] Nasr's best results were a 2nd place in the Race 2 of the Belgian round and a 4th place in the 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 allowed DAMS to win 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.

Formula One[edit]

2014

It was confirmed on February 22, 2014 that Nasr would be joining Williams as the team's reserve driver, partaking in three tests and five free practice sessions across the course of the season.[6] He made his first appearance in first practice in the Bahrain Grand Prix replacing Valtteri Bottas.

Personal life[edit]

Nasr lists his favourite hobbies as sports, fishing and mechanics,[7] his favourite driver as Ayrton Senna,[7] and his favourite circuit as Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.[7] 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 formula, such as Hélio Castroneves, Vitor Meira, Antônio Pizzonia, Luciano Burti, Bruno Junqueira, Cristiano da Matta, Mario Haberfeld, Max Wilson, Átila Abreu and Sérgio Jimenez.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

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 Three Räikkönen Robertson Racing 30 1 1 3 4 136 5th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
2011 British Formula Three Carlin Motorsport 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 20 0 0 0 6 148 4th
2014 Formula One Williams Martini Racing Test driver
GP2 Series Carlin 4 2 0 1 4 84* 2nd*

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

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (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

GER
SPR

HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

RUS
FEA

RUS
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

2nd* 105*

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula One participations[edit]

(key) (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
BRA
ABU
–* –*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Introducing Luiz Felipe Nasr". Autosport 197 (9): p. 59. 27 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Glenn (ed.) (2010-01-14). "Pit & Paddock: Nasr lands Double R British F3 seat". Autosport 199 (2): p. 25. 
  3. ^ Beer, Matt (2010-01-21). "Robertsons to manage Nasr's career". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  4. ^ Sunoco Daytona Challenge – September 5, Nasr wins Formula 3 Championship and Maintains Challenge Lead
  5. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (2012-02-16). "British F3 champion Felipe Nasr will race in GP2 with DAMS". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  6. ^ Smith, Luke (2014-02-22). "Felipe Nasr becomes Williams reserve driver". richlandf1.com. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  7. ^ a b c "Formula BMW Europe. 2009 Championship Guide.". bmw-motorsport.com. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Esteban Gutiérrez
Formula BMW Europe
Champion

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

2011
Succeeded by
Jack Harvey