Days after announcing their first driver for next season in Marcus Ericsson, Sauber have joined the dots and completed the team with the signing of Felipe Nasr. The Brazilian driver has been participating in free practice sessions for Williams this year, and was considered to be a potential replacement for the similarly-named Felipe Massa when and if he decides to retire.
Nasr has made the switch to Sauber, however, saying: “This is an unforgettable moment that I owe to all of those who have supported me. Today the dream has come true.” Team boss Monisha Kaltenborn adds: “We are happy that he’ll be driving for our team next year, this means Brazil will have one more young and talented driver in the sport.”
That leaves both Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez without race seats for the coming season, something which may come as a shock to Sutil who has been professing his plans to stay at the Swiss team for a few weeks now.
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References Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutiérrez, Felipe Massa, Felipe Nasr, Marcus Ericsson
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