F1: Brazilian Felipe Nasr joins Williams as test and reserve driver

From GMM

Brazilian Felipe Nasr, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil, have joined Williams.

GP2 frontrunner Nasr, 22, is the British team’s new reserve driver, and Williams said he will take part in five Friday morning practice sessions this year.

In a separate media statement, it was announced that the logos of Banco do Brasil, the largest bank in Latin America, will appear on the FW36′s engine cover.

Felipe Nasr, GP2

Felipe Nasr, GP2 (Photo: Paolo Pellegrini)

“I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a formula one car for the first time in Bahrain,” said Nasr.

Throughout his racing career, Nasr also competed in British F3, where he won the title in 2011, and in Formula BMW. In 2012 and 2013, he took part in the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona.

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