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Williams Reserve Driver Felipe Nasr will drive for Carlin in the 2014 GP2 Series

Brazilian scored six podiums in F1 support series last year

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 09/03/14 10:22am

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Williams Test and Reserve Driver Felipe Nasr will return to GP2 for a third season in the F1 support series this season.

The Brazilian made his debut with DAMS in 2012 before moving to Carlin last year and he will remain with the British squad in 2014.

Nasr finished fourth in the GP2 Drivers' Championship in 2013 taking six podium finishes, however he is yet to win a race in the category.

"I'm really happy to be with Carlin this year, we had a tough fight on our hands last year and although we missed out on the championship through some bad luck and some difficult races, I think overall the season was very positive for us," Nasr said.

"We work very well together and it's a very easy relationship. This year I want to go one better and push hard to win the championship; with a strong team like Carlin, and the new rules in regards to the tyres I think we can do this.

"It's also going to be a great year for me to be involved with the Williams Formula One team and learn from them. I'll be attending every race this season with a strong attitude so can't wait for everything to start."

Felipe Nasr: Took six GP2 podium finishes in 2013

Nasr's ties with Carlin date back to his title winning British F3 campaign in 2011 and Team Principal Trevor Carlin is delighted to be working with the Brazilian again.

"Everyone at Carlin loves working with Felipe - he is a passionate driver, always works hard with his engineer and is a fighter when he races but most of all he's a pleasure to work with," he said.

"He had an unlucky second half to his year in 2013 but I think he will be one to watch this season. We'll also be excited to see him in the free practice sessions with Williams F1."

Julian Leal will partner Nasr at Carlin this season after the Columbian moved from Racing Engineering.

The 2014 GP2 Series starts in Bahrain on April 4-6 and you can see every race live on Sky Sports F1.

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