Latifi to leave Williams at the end of the 2022 season

Nicholas Latifi and Williams Racing will part ways at the end of the 2022 season, bringing a three-year partnership to a conclusion.

The Canadian driver’s best result was at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, where he finished seventh. He would follow this result up with another points finish in the next race at Belgium, although the race never saw a green flag lap, and half points were awarded.

Latifi is yet to score in the 2022 Championship, with him currently 21st in the Driver Standings after Nyck de Vries scores points for the team when deputising for Alex Albon.

The announcement confirms rumours circulating that Williams Racing would be look at other options for 2023 after already confirming that Albon would remain with the team.

 

Nicholas Latifi said; “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Williams Racing – all the people back at the factory and those I work with trackside – for the last three years. My initial F1 debut was postponed due to the pandemic but we eventually got going in Austria and, although we have not achieved the results together we hoped we would, it’s still been a fantastic journey. Getting those first points in Hungary last year was a moment I’ll never forget, and I will move onto the next chapter of my career with special memories of my time with this dedicated team. I know none of us will stop putting in every effort until the end of the season.”

Jost Capito, CEO and Team Principal said; “On behalf of the whole team, I would like to say an enormous thank you to Nicholas for his three years of hard work with Williams. He is a great team player who has a great attitude towards his colleagues and work and is well liked and respected throughout the business. Our time together is now coming to an end, but I know he will put full effort in to maximise what we can do together for the remainder of this season. We wish him all the very best of luck for his future, both in and out of the cockpit.”

 

Header Image Credit: Williams Racing

 

 

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