Nasr says Sauber 'possible' for 2015
14 August 2014 – GP2 frontrunner Felipe Nasr says that Sauber is a 'possible' destination for 2015 as he eyes a promotion to Formula 1.
Nasr, currently Williams's Reserve Driver, sits in second place in this year's GP2 Series, 43 points behind leader Jolyon Palmer, and has claimed three wins in the category.
Sauber currently has a roster of drivers, with Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez racing for the team, supported by Reserve driver Giedo van der Garde, Test driver Sergey Sirotkin and Affiliated driver Simona de Silvestro. Nasr is nonetheless optimistic about his chances.
"The talks have already begun," he is quoted by Brazil's SporTV. "Force India is complicated, but I think Sauber is possible."
Nasr has participated in three practice sessions, as well as a couple of test days, for Williams this season but the Brazilian admits that he has little prospect of being promoted to a race seat at the team.
"It's difficult to get a foothold in Williams, because the two drivers there [Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas] have done a good job and the team does not want to change them. Williams has given me a background on F1, I've participated in all meetings and am always on the team radio."
However, the 21-year-old says he would rather race again in GP2 next season than accept a seat with a team at the back of the Formula 1 grid.
"I think I would not accept it, it's almost like driving in GP2. I think it would be even better to continue in GP2, because you are not burned [like] in Formula 1."