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2021 Lineup / IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship / Prototype (P)
Felipe Nasr

Felipe Nasr
No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing

Born: August 21, 1992 (29)
Hometown: Brasilia, Brazil
P Championships: 1 (2018 Prototype Champion)
Accomplishments: 2 IMSA wins, 8 Total IMSA Podium Finishes, 2012 Daytona 24 Hour Prototype Podium Finish, 2009 Formula BMW Europe Champion, 2011 British Formula 3 Champion, 2011 Macau Podium/F3, 2014 Official Williams F1Test Driver, 2015/2016 Sauber F1 driver, 39 Career F1 Starts w/29 career points
Hobbies/Fun Fact: Began Karting at age 7. Enjoys sports, fishing and mechanics. Favorite films are Star Wars, James Bond and his favorite race track is Spa-Francorchamps Born: June 8, 1975 (42)


Former Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr joins Action Express Racing full-time in 2018. With over 40 starts in Formula 1, Nasr finished fifth in his first-career F1 race in the Australian Grand Prix in 2015. It was the best ever result for a Brazilian driver making a Grand Prix debut. He also served as a test and reserve F1 driver in 2014. A multi-time champion across several European open-wheel categories, Nasr first teamed with Action Express Racing in the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Pipo Derani

Pipo Derani
No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing

Date of Birth: 12/10/1993 (27)
Born in: São Paulo/SP
Height: 1.68m
Weight: 58kg
Accomplishments: 3 12 Hour of Sebring wins (2016/18/19), 2016 Rolex 24 winner; 9 IMSA Podium Finishes, 2017 6 Hours of Silverstone winner, 2 British Formula 3 wins, Debuted in 2015 FIA WEC season with a pole and 6 podium finishes.
Hobby/Fun Fact: Enjoys playing squash. Begain Karting in 2003 at the age of 10.



Pipo Derani was born in São Paulo in 1993. Since very young Pipo was passionate about cars and motorsport, a passion he inherited from his father Walter. At the age of 7 Pipo drove for the first time a go-kart and by the age of 10 was racing professionally in Brazil. Since then he has dedicated his life to Motorsport winning various championships in Brazil before starting an extremely successful international career. Derani moved to Europe with just 15 years of age and raced in the highest level of open-wheel racing. He won races in the extremely competitive British Formula 3 and finished third in the Macau Grand Prix, the World Cup of Formula 3. With only 20 years of age Derani debuted in Sportscar Racing and in 2016 won the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring as a Rookie becoming the first ever Brazilian driver to win both races in the same year. Derani won the 12 Hours of Sebring another two times in 2018 and 2019 making him the youngest ever three time Winner and the first to win three from four Sebring’s since the great Phil Hill achieved the same almost 60 years ago. In doing so, he equals such as 1961 Formula One champion Phil Hill (1958, 1959 and 1961), the legendary Mario Andretti (1967, 1970, 1972), Olivier Gendebien (1959, 1960, 1961) and Marco Werner (2003, 2005 and 2007) with three titles at the challenging Florida venue. Derani is currently racing for the Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac team in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship.