Nicholas Latifi is leaving Williams

Williams has confirmed that Nicholas Latifi will leave the team at the end of the current Formula 1 season.

The Canadian has been in Formula 1 since 2020 with him as he made his debut at the Austrian Grand Prix in the pandemic-hit truncated campaign.

Since then, he has garnered a following among sports fans, but in the end he has not achieved the goals and objectives he would have for himself often enough to hold his seat for another year.

His contract with the Grove-based team expires this season, and Williams has now confirmed he won’t be renewed, with the team revealing that they will announce the identity of Alex Albon’s teammate for ’23. right on time.

Nicholas Latifi responds to Williams’ exit

According to a press release from the team, he thanked Latifi Williams for the opportunity and the support they have given him since his arrival at the network:

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Williams Racing – all the people who have gone back to the factory and those I work with – for the past three years. My F1 debut has been postponed due to the pandemic but we eventually started in Austria, and although we We didn’t achieve the results together that we had hoped for, but it has been an amazing journey. Getting those first points in Hungary last year was a moment I will never forget, and I will move on to the next chapter of my career with special memories of my time with this dedicated team. I know that one of us He won’t stop making every effort until the end of the season.”

MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 10: Nicholas Latifi of Canada and Williams prepares to drive in the garage during final practice before the Italian F1 Grand Prix at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 10, 2022 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Joost Capito, Williams team principal, said:

“On behalf of the entire team, I would like to say a big thank you to Nicholas for three years of hard work with Williams. He is a fantastic team player and has a great attitude towards his teammates and his work and holds great respect throughout the business. Our time together is now coming to an end, but I know he will do his best. He does his best to maximize what we can do together for the remainder of this season. We wish him all the best in his future, both in and out of the cockpit.”

Perhaps the death knell for a nice time at Williams was the Italian Grand Prix Nick de Vries He stood in the place of Albon, who was suffering from appendicitis, and outdone him at Monza.

In fact, De Vries is one of the favorites to replace Latifi within the team for next year.

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