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 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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