Nasr could join Massa at Williams as reserve driver

Felipe Nasr

Felipe Nasr

Highly rated GP2 front-runner Felipe Nasr could be the next Brazilian piece of the puzzle for Williams.

It is believed the appointment of Felipe Massa for 2014 could entice the Brazilian oil company Petrobras back to the famous British Formula 1 team.

Indeed, Massa hopes to revive Williams’ glory days, when drivers like Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna were at the wheel.

“It’s very nice to be in this team, a team that was very important for Brazil and I hope will be again very important for Brazil,” he said.

The next Brazilian name linked with Williams for 2014 is Nasr, who is backed by Brazilian sponsors Banco do Brasil and Sky Brasil.

Portuguese-language media reports say that Nasr, whose surname rhymes with Massa’s, is set to be announced as Williams’ next reserve driver.

According to the ‘Terra’ publication, 21-year-old Nasr is managed by Kimi Raikkonen’s Steve Robertson, while his uncle Amir runs a successful and well-connected Brazilian motor racing outfit. (GMM)

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  • frengostop

    When Ayrton Senna was at the wheel, those were not exactly Williams’ most glorious days..

  • Kimi4WDC

    Reserve driver is bad idea, better keep on winning races more chances you will get invite to do a test and as result more F1 driving time, plus you will be impressing people more with wins at lower Formulae.

  • Gabriel

    Williams needs someone like Massa, it’s a chance to return at the first line, for all, pilot and team!
    Will be a double motivation.