It seems the chaps at “Ten Tenths Motorsport Forum” have this photo of me interviewing Felipe Nasr at Silverstone as one of their “Photo of the Year” selections for 2011. How nice.
The shot was taken by esteemed Formula 3 photographer Richard Brewer following the weekend’s opening race, in which Nasr finished in 3rd place behind victor Kevin Magnussen and runner-up Scott Pye.
The chat was brief, but I was trying not to split myself all the way through it. Eventually we had to stop momentarily and explain to Felipe the intricacies of his “trophy position”. We laughed about it afterward when he saw the shots – lovely chap.
He’s racing in the Daytona Prototype category at the 24 Hours of Daytona next month and has already proved himself fastest in the opening tests earlier this month. Last time we were chatting, Felipe mentioned a possible Formula Renault 3.5 drive for next year, although I have heard nothing further since.
Nasr is good. Very good in fact. Not only is the Brazilian quick, he is also intelligent. He may very well be a star of the future.
Have a look around as there are some other great shots in the collection. Thanks to Jake Yorath for notifying me of this.
For more from Richard Brewer, check out his website at formula3pics.com.