16 May 19
Felipe Nasr joined Geox Dragon ahead of the fourth race of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The Brazilian driver joins the all-electric championship following an impressive career in both open-wheel and closed cockpit racing.
Born in 1992 in Brazil's capital city of Brazillia, Felipe Nasr began karting when he was just seven years old. Between 2000 and 2007 gained a reputation after winning several championship titles in Brazil.
The following year, Nasr made his open-wheel racing debut in the final round of the 2008 Formula BMW Americas season at Interlagos - a supporting event of the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix - where he claimed a notable podium finish.
Two years after making his open-wheel debut, Nasr moved into the British Formula 3 Championship with Raikkonen Robertson Racing, where he finished the season in fifth. In 2011 Nasr signed with Carlin Motorsport for the that year's Championship, in which he claimed the British Formula 3 title, 123 points ahead of his teammate, Kevin Magnussen.
Between 2012 and 2014, the Brazilian driver competed in the GP2 Series, initially with DAMS before rejoining Carlin for the final two seasons, achieving a best place finish of third in 2014. In early 2014, it was confirmed that Nasr would be joining Williams as the team's reserve driver, participating in three tests and five free practice sessions across the course of the season. He made his first appearance in first practice in the Bahrain Grand Prix replacing Valtteri Bottas.
That same year, Nasr signed as a full-time driver for Sauber's 2015 campaign, where he went on to finish fifth in his first race in Australia, making him the highest placed Brazilian driver making a Grand Prix debut. Remaining with the team until he was replaced by Pascal Wehrlein in 2016, Nasr's best finish in Formula One had been 13th.
In February 2019, it was announced that Nasr would be replacing Maximilian Guenther for Geox Dragon, starting his Formula E career four rounds into the season in Mexico City.