Felipe Nasr's father feels that his son's points in Brazil will help him secure a drive in Formula One in 2017.
Although Nasr's Sauber seat is unsafe and Manor's future as a team looking bleak, Samir Nasr feels that his ninth place finish at Interlagos won't hinder his hopes of a 2017 seat like some have predicted.
"The points he got in Brazil can change a lot for him," Nasr Sr. told Brazil's UOL.
Nasr's Banco do Brazil funding is thought to be under threat, leaving Mercedes-backed PAscal Wehrlein favourite to claim his seat at the Swiss team, but Samir Nasr disagrees.
"The other driver can bring $5 million, but on the track, my son has made over $11 million for the team."
"The problem is that the smaller teams have become like an auction - the one who brings more, with the sports in the background."
"But we are seeking sponsorship," Samir added. "I think things can change now with this result."
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