Nasr: Following in the footsteps of heroes

Nasr: Following in the footsteps of heroes

Felipe Nasr is tipped to be the next Brazilian superstar to rise through British F3, and Kimi Raikkonen's management behind him and a Carlin seat secured, he's set for a big year, as Ben Anderson explains

Felipe Nasr has a tough act to follow in British Formula 3 this season. He hails from Brazil, which has quite an affinity with this country's premier single-seater series.

The likes of Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet, and the late, great Ayrton Senna all won British F3 titles before going on to become Formula 1 world champions. In a patriotic nod to the past, the Dallara-Volkswagen Nasr will race for current category kings Carlin this season will carry the yellow, green and blue colours of his homeland, as the 18-year-old attempts to emulate those heroes of Brazilian motorsport.

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