Biography

With an impressive resume spanning the globe, Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr joins the growing Team Penske sports car program in 2022, ready to write the next chapter of his accomplished racing career. The 29-year-old native of Brasilia, Brazil brings a wealth of success and experience to one of the most storied motorsports organizations in history.

With two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class titles under his belt (2018 and 2021), Nasr has already established himself as a consistent winner and champion. As he joins Team Penske this season, Nasr is ready to add to his success competing in the international World Endurance Championship (WEC), as he will race an ORECA 07-Gibson in the LMP2 class in 2022 alongside experienced and winning drivers Dane Cameron and Emmanuel Collard. Prior to becoming one of the world’s elite sports car drivers, Nasr honed his skills in open-wheel racing and advanced through some of the top European development series on his way to competing in Formula One.

At just 16 years of age, Nasr won the Formula BMW Europe championship, as he produced five wins, six poles and 14 podium finishes in 16 races on his way to the 2009 title. Nasr followed that performance with a title-winning season in the 2011 British Formula 3 Championship, as he generated seven wins and 15 podium results over 30 races.

Nasr transitioned to racing in the ultra-competitive GP2 Series from 2012-2014. He enjoyed his breakout season in 2014 as he scored four wins and 10 podium finishes to claim third place in the season standings.