Nasr Completes Sauber 2015 Lineup

Ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, Felipe Nasr has been announced as Sauber’s second driver signing for the 2015 season. The news comes just a few days after Sauber had signed Marcus Ericsson for next season.

Nasr became a test driver for Williams at the start of this year and is currently second in the GP2 championship with one round remaining. He has won Formula BMW and British Formula Three titles in recent years.

Sauber Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn pointed to Nasr’s success in the lower racing series’ as a sign of why he should have a drive in F1.

“We have been following Felipe’s career path for some time now.

“He fully deserves his position in Formula 1 having had a very successful career in the junior categories.

“We are happy that he will be driving for our team next year. This means that Brazil will have one more young and talented driver in the sport.”

The Brazilian driver has driven for the Williams F1 team in four practice sessions this year

The Brazilian driver has driven for the Williams F1 team in four practice sessions this year

Both Nasr and his new team-mate Ericsson have will arrive with what is believed to be significant funding which will be hugely beneficial to the team. Ericsson has corporate financial backing from his native Sweden while Nasr is supported through Banco De Brazil, one of the largest Brazilian banks in the world.

Felipe Nasr was delighted to be in F1 and said it was a dream coming true.

“This is an unforgettable moment that I owe to all of those who have supported me,” he said. “Today the dream has come true.

“Sauber was responsible for the arrival in F1 of great names such Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen, Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel.

“I am proud now to also be part of this racing family.

“I had a wonderful year at Williams, where I learned a lot and prepared myself to be a race driver in Formula 1.”

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