Skip to content

GP2’s Felipe Nasr pushing for F1 seat in 2015, says Sauber is “possible”

Aug 15, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

F1 Grand Prix of China - Practice Getty Images

GP2 title contender Felipe Nasr has revealed that his management is in talks with a number of Formula 1 teams over a possible seat for the 2015 season following three years in the sport’s feeder championship.

Nasr currently balances his GP2 commitments with a reserve driver role at Williams Martini Racing, for whom he has run during a handful of practice sessions so far this season. However, he thinks that his best chance of a full-time driver lies away from the British team.

“It’s hard to get a place at Williams because the two drivers have done a good job and the team will not want to change that,” he told Brazil’s SporTV. “I will keep up with all of the teams and see what happens.

“Williams has given me a very good background on what to expect in F1. I participate in all of the meetings and I’m always on the team radio.”

The Brazilian said that Sauber is his best chance of a race seat in 2015, but sees little point in racing for Caterham or Marussia at the back of the grid.

“Conversations have begun already,” he said. “My management is looking around. Force India is difficult, but I think Sauber is possible.

“[Racing at the back is] almost like racing in GP2. In fact I think it would be better to continue in GP2 because you’re not burning yourself in F1.

“I’m not saying I want a great team, but a midfield one that gives me a position to fight for the points would be fantastic. I think it’s possible.”

Nasr will have to focus on pulling the GP2 championship battle back in his favor, given that Jolyon Palmer currently leads by over forty points. However, with four rounds and eight races to go, there is definitely still time for him to make up the difference and overhaul the Briton at the top of the standings.

  1. kitnamania13 - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    He’ll get a ride. He brings a pretty healthy budget to whichever team takes him. Sauber would be ideal because I think he’s faster than both their current race drivers.

  2. testover6370 - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    So that now makes 7 people in line for a team that may not be on the grid next season? I just don’t get it. And why turn down Marussia? They at least have scored points and thanks to that lie ahead of Sauber.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Video from NASCAR America

Pressure mounts with 4 races remaining
Top 10 NASCAR Driver Searches
  1. K. Busch (1755)
  2. B. Keselowski (1640)
  3. W. Pitkat (1092)
  4. J. McMurray (1046)
  5. R. Preece (982)