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Felipe Nasr samples Rosberg’s 1983 FW08C – Video

Submitted by on October 28, 2014

Rosberg 1983 Monaco - Felipe Nasr FW08C storyIn 1983 Keke Rosberg drove the Williams FW08C to a fantastic victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. Today, current Williams Martini Racing driver Felipe Nasr slides behind the wheel.

Opening Image: Keke Rosberg at the 1983 Monaco Grand Prix (The Cahier Archive)

Monaco would be Rosberg’s only victory of the 1983 season. In the year prior he’d managed to turn a single victory at the Swiss Grand Prix into a World Championship, however it wasn’t meant to be for 1983 and when the dust settled on the season, he was fifth overall.

Fans haven’t forgotten that win at Monaco, which became of particular notice some 20 years later when Keke’s son Nico won the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, the first time a father and son would win the same F1 GP.

They haven’t forgotten the legendary car he drove that day, either. It was the first F1 car Ayrton Senna would ever drive.

MORE: Beautiful gallery showcasing the Williams FW08C, the first F1 car Ayrton Senna ever drove

In this video, Williams Martini Racing reserve driver Felipe Nasr jumps behind the wheel of the same FW08C Keke Rosberg drove to victory at Monaco in 1983. Felipe Nasr is a Formula BMW and Formula 3 champion, who joined Williams Martini Racing this year for his first taste of F1.

Felipe Nasr  FW08C

Listen to him talk of what the FW08C is like to drive in 2014.

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