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Felipe Nasr
Felipe Nasr 2016
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Brazil Brazilian
P.O.B. Flag of Brazil Brasília, DF, Brazil
D.O.B. 21 August 1992
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of Mexico 2019 Mexico City E-Prix
Final Race Unknown
Titles 0 (24th 2018/19)
Teams Flag of the United States GEOX DRAGON
Formula E Career
Total Entries 3 (3 Starts)
Wins Points FanBoosts
0 0 0
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 0
Podiums 0
First Win Unknown

Luiz Felipe de Oliveira Nasr (born 21 August 1992 in Brasília, DF, Brazil) is a Brazilian racing driver, who competed in the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship with GEOX DRAGON.[1] Better known as Felipe Nasr, Nasr arrived in FE as the reigning IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Champion, having previously raced in Formula One.[2]

Nasr made three appearances for Dragon during the 2018/19 season, replacing Maximilian Günther at the team ahead of the 2019 Mexico City E-Prix.[1] However, after three non-scores, including two retirements, Nasr left the team and FE to focus on his IMSA title defence.[3]

Background

Nasr's racing career began at the age of seven in his native Brazil, with the Brazilian racer claiming multiple karting titles through until he was fifteen.[4] Nasr duly moved into racing cars for 2008, debuting in the Formula BMW Americas in support of the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.[4] The Brazilian duly moved to the European version of the series for 2009, beginning his climb up the junior single seater ladder.[4]

Junior Jousting

Nasr moved to the British Formula 3 Championship for the 2010 season, having claimed the Formula BMW Europe title in 2009.[4] A semi-successful maiden F3 campaign saw Nasr finish the year in fifth, with the Brazilian sticking with the series into 2011.[5] This time Nasr would not only win the Championship ahead of Kevin Magnussen, but would also earn a drive at the Rolex 24 at Daytona through the Sunoco Challenge.[5]

After claiming third in the 2012 Rolex 24, Nasr gained a seat in the GP2 Series, partnering Davide Valescchi.[6] A largely anonymous season saw Nasr end the season in tenth, before moving to the Carlin team for 2013.[4] A stronger season saw Nasr end the season in fourth, before the Brazilian briefly challenged for the 2014 title, but would ultimately have to settle for third.[7]

Fantasy Formula

2014 would see Nasr get his first taste of a Formula One car, signing with Williams to be their test and reserve driver.[8] That, combined with his strong GP2 campaign and significant personal sponsorship, saw the Brazilian get a full race seat in F1 for 2015, with Sauber signing the Brazilian on a two year contract.[9] It proved to be a fairly strong debut season in the reasonably competitive Sauber C34, with Nasr ending the season in thirteenth.

Nasr duly returned for Sauber in 2016, although with the Swiss based team beginning to struggle for funding the Brazilian struggled to match his efforts from the previous season.[9] Indeed, Nasr's second F1 campaign would end with the Brazilian scoring just two points, prompting the Swiss squad to draft in Pascal Wehrlein to replace him in 2017.[10]

Sporting Success

With his F1 days seeming to already be at an end, Nasr spent 2017 on the sidelines, waiting for an opportunity to regain his seat in F1. Ultimately, however, no chance would come, prompting the Brazilian to take a seat in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as the ELMS.[11] It proved to be a wise decision from Nasr, for the Brazilian and teammate Eric Curran would win the Championship at the first attempt.[2]

Nasr would opt to defend his crown for 2019, and duly placed second at the 2019 Daytona 24 after a late battle for victory with Fernando Alonso in heavy rain.

Formula E History

Nasr would evaluate an entry in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship ahead of the 2018/19 season, with his Brazilian backers keen to move into the series.[12] Talks were staged with GEOX DRAGON ahead of the 2019 Marrakech E-Prix for the Brazilian to take part in the 2019 Rookie Test, although the Brazilian ultimately failed to appear.[12] However, those negotiations would eventually pay off, with Nasr subsequently signing with Dragon as their second driver for the rest of the 2018/19 season, replacing Maximilian Günther ahead of the 2019 Mexico City E-Prix.[1]

Turbulent Tastes

Nasr would have a quiet FE baptism in Mexico City, driving to nineteenth after an early spin in the Stadium section.[13] The following round in Hong Kong saw Nasr remove himself from the race early on by smacking the back of teammate José María López, before a failure at the start of the 2019 Sanya E-Prix left the Brazilian stranded on the grid.[14] That failure ultimately proved too much for Nasr, who duly announced that he would not be returning to the team after the 2019 Rome E-Prix.[3]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Felipe Nasr's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Felipe Nasr during their FE career:

Felipe Nasr's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2018/19 Flag of the United States GEOX DRAGON[1] 6 Penske EV-3 24th 0

Career Results

Below is a table showing Felipe Nasr's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2018/19 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Hong Kong Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States 24th 0
19th Ret Ret

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sam Smith, 'Nasr to Replace Guenther at GEOX Dragon', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 05/02/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/nasr-to-replace-guenther-at-geox-dragon/, (Accessed 05/02/2019)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Andrew Crask; David Phillips, 'WTR Cadillac wins epic Petit Le Mans', racer.com, (Racer Media and Marketing Inc., 13/10/2018), https://racer.com/2018/10/13/wtr-cadillac-wins-epic-petit-le-mans/, (Accessed 05/02/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Alex Kalinauckas, 'Gunther replaces Nasr for Rome Formula E race', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 26/03/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/gunther-replaces-nasr-rome-dragon/4358685/, (Accessed 26/03/2019)
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Nas
  5. 5.0 5.1 Archived 'Nasr claims championship title as Magnussen wins race', formula3.co, (Stéphane Ratel Organisation, 18/11/2011), https://web.archive.org/web/20111118001059/http://www.formula3.co/news/nasr-claims-championship-title-as-magnussen-wins-race, (Accessed 05/02/2011) - Original
  6. Pablo Elizalde, 'British F3 champion Felipe Nasr will race in GP2 with DAMS', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 16/02/2012), https://www.autosport.com/f2/news/97540/nasr-to-race-in-gp2-with-dams, (Accessed 05/02/2019)
  7. Andrew Lewin, 'GP2 Abu Dhabi: Coletti wins race, Vandoorne second in championship', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 23/11/2014), https://www.crash.net/gp2/race-report/211234/1/coletti-wins-race-vandoorne-second-in-championship, (Accessed 05/02/2019)
  8. Leopold Pleijsier, 'Felipe Nasr & Banco do Brasil to join Williams', f1-fansite.com, (F1-Fansite, 19/02/2014), https://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-news/felipe-nasr-banco-brasil-join-williams/, (Accessed 05/02/2019)
  9. 9.0 9.1 'Sauber F1 Team announces Felipe Nasr as its driver for 2015', sauberf1.com, (Sauber Motorsport AG, 05/11/2014), https://www.sauberf1team.com/press/sauber-f1-team-announces-felipe-nasr-as-its-driver-for-2015-2, (Accessed 05/02/2019)
  10. Lawrence Barretto, 'Sauber F1 team signs Pascal Wehrlein for 2017 season', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 16/01/2017), http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127755/sauber-signs-wehrlein-for-2017, (Accessed 16/10/2018)
  11. Marsall Pruett, 'Nasr, Albuquerque Join Action Express For 2018', racer.com, (Racer Media and Marketing Inc., 28/09/2017), https://racer.com/2017/09/28/nasr-albuquerque-join-action-express-for-2018/, (Accessed 05/02/2019)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Sam Smith, 'Nasr Marrakesh Test Run in Doubt', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 13/01/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/nasr-marrakesh-test-run-in-doubt/, (Accessed 13/01/2019)
  13. 'Madness in Mexico sees di Grassi clinch miraculous win in epic photo finish', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 16/02/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/february/race-report-mexico-2019, (Accessed 17/02/2019)
  14. 'Vergne victorious in Sanya showdown, championship blown wide open', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 23/03/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/march/race-report-sanya-2019, (Accessed 23/03/2019)
2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONHWA RacelabMahindra RacingNIO Formula E TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE05BMW iFE.18DS E-Tense FE 19Jaguar I-Type IIIMahindra M5ElectroNIO Sport 004Nissan IM01Penske EV-3Venturi VFE 05
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
E-Prix
Ad DiriyahMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityHong KongSanyaRomeParisMonacoBerlinBernNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaAd DiriyahRookie TestMexico City
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2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
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