Felipe Nasr joins GP2

By on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Felipe Nasr

Highly rated youngster Felipe Nasr will race in GP2 this season after joining DAMS.

The 19 year old Brazilian won the Formula BMW Europe Championship in his first season in 2009 with 7 victories and 14 podium finishes. In 2011 he won the British F3 Championship by claiming 7 wins and 17 podiums.

Nasr teams up with series veteran Davide Valsecchi at the squad that guided Romain Grosjean to the 2011 title.

"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". Said Nasr. "After Italy in 2009, 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 where 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. Have to say that some of them I already know from the Formula BMW time, but it will be a tough challenge getting out of the British cocoon I comfortably was for the last two years. I have no word to describe how happy I am to be able to continue to wear the colors of Brazil with two strong Brazilian sponsors that believe in me and will be supporting my career in the long run."

This year's GP2 championship kicks off in Malaysia next month.

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