BF3 Champion Nasr joins DAMS in GP2
16 February 2012 – Felipe Nasr, British F3 Champion of 2011, has joined the title-holding DAMS team for a GP2 championship assault in 2012. The move marks a switch from Carlin, with whom the Brasilia driver had been expected to remain after his success of last year.
In 2011, Nasr – now 19 – sailed to seven race victories from 30, in the process enjoying three pole positions, five fastest race laps and a total of 12 podium finishes. At DAMS, he will be partnered by Davide Valsecchi, GP2 Asia Series Champion of 2009-10 and the current reserve driver for the Caterham Formula 1 team.
“I am very happy that we managed to get all the details worked out and that I will be able to be in GP2 this year,” Nasr says. “After Italy in 2009 and the UK in 2010 and 2011, it is time for me to move again and head to France. Thanks to the combined efforts of my family, my manager Steve Robertson, my Brazilian sponsors and of DAMS, I have a new home to work, improve my driving and prove my worth.
“I have so much to learn and I am sure that, with DAMS in GP2 and with a strong team-mate, I am in the right place to learn the trades of the series and of the new tracks that I will face.”
Nasr’s long-time hero is late triple F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna; his manager, Steve Robertson, also looks after the career of 2007 F1 title winner Kimi Räikkönen.
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