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Williams confirms Felipe Nasr as third driver for 2014

2012-Brazilian-GP-photo-gallery-7The Williams F1 team confirms, Felipe Nasr joins as test and reserve driver for 2014 F1 season.

He is the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season champion and the 2011 British Formula Three season champion. The Brazilian will attend all 19 races with legendary F1 team, and he will also get an opportunity to drive five free practice during this season.

“I’m really happy to be joining the Williams family,” said Nasr. “They have a great history in the sport and some of the greatest Brazilian drivers of all time have driven for the team, so it’s an honour to join names such as [Nelson] Piquet, [Ayrton] Senna and [Felipe] Massa.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to make the next step in my career and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time in Bahrain.”

Williams F1 team principal Frank Williams, “Felipe has a strong record of success in his career so far, and we’ve watched closely for a while. We have a history in Williams to bring new talent and give them a chance to show what they can do on the biggest stage in the world. When driving in FP1 five sessions this season, Felipe will have the perfect opportunity to show his skills, and I am confident he will be a strong addition to our squad of pilots.”

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