Nasr hopes to take advantage of Monza track knowledge


Felipe Nasr (BRA), Sauber F1 Team. Circuit Spa-Francorchamps. Credit: Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team driver Felipe Nasr is hoping for a more successful outcome at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend, after finishing down in seventeenth place at the last round in Spa, due to damage he sustained from a first lap tyre puncture, which then hindered his performance during the race.

The Brazilian is a big fan of the high-speed, flowing nature of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, a track he knows well from competition in earlier formulae’s, with Parabolica being his number one spot on the track.

“At Monza we need to find an efficient balance for being fast on the straights and not losing too much time in the corners. The flow is really nice too, with Parabolica being my favourite corner.

“Monza is a historic and unique circuit for me. I know the circuit well from every series I have come through.

Having lived in Italy for a number of years whilst trying to forge a career in motorsport, the Monza circuit is one that is dear to Nasr’s heart.

“It reminds me a lot of the time when I moved to Italy in 2009 as a young racing driver. Back then I lived very close to Monza.”

In 2015, the Brazilian finished out of the points in thirteenth place and the 24-year-old is hoping that he can improve on that result this time around. The main aim is to bring home some points that would then move the Swiss squad off the bottom of the pile and above the Manor Racing Team in the Constructor’s Championship.