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Felipe Nasr set for double duty this weekend in Bahrain

Apr 3, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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Williams’ Felipe Nasr will have a fairly busy weekend this weekend in Bahrain.

The Brazilian, who serves as the team’s reserve driver, will make his first of five FP1 appearances on Friday. Nasr had his first run of testing for Williams during the last day of the first Bahrain test in February.

Additionally, he’ll be beginning his third season of GP2, second straight with Carlin. GP2 kicks off its 2014 season with a doubleheader weekend at the Sakhir International Circuit.

He premiered with DAMS in 2012 and finished 10th in points, and upon shifting to Carlin moved up to fourth last year.

He’s yet to win in 44 GP2 races but has 10 career podium finishes.

Nasr will be one of at least three reserve drivers making FP1 appearances, with Robin Frijns running for Caterham and Giedo van der Garde for Sauber.

  1. techmeister1 - Apr 3, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Too bad Massa didn’t respond over the radio in the closing laps of the race when they wanted him to allow Bottas to pass: “If he has the pace, tell him to go bye”. That would have been a quote for all time!

    If Williams tell Massa to allow Bottas to go bye again when Massa is setting up the car in front for a pass, Massa might tell Williams F1 where they can stick their ill handling ’14 race car. They had better find some rear downforce soon or their season will be going downhill fast.

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