Robertsons to manage Nasr's career
|By Matt Beer
||Thursday, January 21st 2010, 15:24 GMT
Formula BMW Europe champion Felipe Nasr has been signed up by Robertson Management - the organisation that oversaw Jenson Button's early career and manages Kimi Raikkonen.
Nasr has been added to David and Steve Robertson's stable after joining the affiliated Raikkonen Robertson Racing team for this season's British Formula 3 Championship.
Steve Robertson is already confident that the 17-year-old Brazilian can emulate Button and Raikkonen by winning Formula 1 titles.
"Due to the success that we've had as a management company we have been inundated with drivers approaching us," said Robertson. "We've always been very particular regarding the drivers that we get involved with, and we want to make sure, as far as we can, that the next driver follows on and is as successful as the previous driver.
"As far as Felipe is concerned, the BMW championship is on the F1 calendar so we've had the opportunity to watch him very closely. Last season was his first year of car racing, and he dominated a very competitive championship with pole positions, wins and podiums.
"I see a lot of the same qualities that I first saw in Kimi. He's super quick, he's got unbelievable car control, and he doesn't make mistakes. He has that special talent that doesn't come along that often, and he has the right mental attitude as well, which is another big thing that a driver needs.
"We don't just want a driver who's going to get to F1 - that's not good enough for us. We want a driver who's got the potential to be world champion."
Nasr added: "It's the best thing that's happened in my career so far. I want to get into F1, and I know that they can make this dream of mine come true."