Felipe Nasr has joined Williams as Test and Reserve driver for 2014

Brazilian to drive in five Practice One sessions this season

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 22/02/14 11:50am

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Felipe Nasr has joined Williams as Test and Reserve Driver

Felipe Nasr has joined Williams as Test and Reserve Driver

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Brazilian Felipe Nasr has joined Williams as Test and Reserve driver for the 2014 season, bringing with him further sponsorship for the team.

The 21-year-old has raced in GP2 for previous two seasons taking ten podium finishes from 46 starts, finishing fourth in the 2013 Drivers' Championship.

"I'm really happy to be joining the Williams family," Nasr said.

"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 Piquet, Senna and 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 One car for the first time in Bahrain."

Felipe Nasr debuts for Williams on the final day of the first Bahrain test

The Brazilian will drive in three tests and five Practice One sessions as part of his deal with the team and Team Principal Frank Williams is sure this will give Nasr a chance to showcase his skills and prove he deserves a race seat.

"Felipe has a strong track record of success in his career so far and we have been watching him closely for a while," the 71-year-old said.

"We have a track record at Williams of bringing through new talent and giving them a chance to show what they can do on the world's biggest stage. By driving in five FP1 sessions this season, Felipe will have the perfect chance to showcase his skills and I'm confident he will be a strong addition to our driver roster."

Nasr brings backing from long-term sponsor Banco do Brasil with him to Williams and the new partnership will see the largest bank in Latin America's logo appear on the FW36 as well as the drivers' overalls and team uniform.

The Sky Sports F1 Online team will be providing live commentary of all three winter tests, with live updates from trackside also on Sky Sports News.

Nasr brings a new sponsor to Williams

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