F1 Driver Nicholas Latifi to be Launched by Williams at Finish of Season
Final Up to date: September 23, 2022, 17:14 IST
Formulation One group Williams is releasing Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi when his contract runs out on the finish of the season.
Williams made the announcement on Friday with out saying who will exchange the 27-year-old Latifi, whose crash on the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP final season triggered a one-lap chaotic restart that noticed Max Verstappen overtake Lewis Hamilton to win the title.
Latifi has not scored some extent this season.
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He was comfortably outperformed by Nyck De Vries, who stepped in for Alex Albon on the Italian Grand Prix two weeks in the past and completed ninth for 2 factors.
Latifi is in his third season with Williams and his finest end result was seventh place on the Hungarian GP final yr.
“Though we have now not achieved the outcomes collectively we hoped we’d, it’s nonetheless been a incredible journey. Getting these first factors in Hungary final yr was a second I’ll always remember,” Latifi mentioned. “I’ll transfer onto the following chapter of my profession with particular recollections of my time with this devoted group. I do know none of us will cease placing in each effort till the top of the season.”
Latifi was a preferred however error-prone driver, who was thrust into the highlight finally yr’s Abu Dhabi GP.
Hamilton was cruising to victory and an outright file eighth F1 title when Latifi crashed his Williams automotive right into a wall with just a few laps left.
It led to a security automotive, then a one-lap restart, and late drama adopted as Verstappen overtook Hamilton on recent tires to win the world title in one of the crucial controversial moments in F1 historical past.
Latifi confronted abuse on social networks and even dying threats. He employed a bodyguard on a visit to London along with his girlfriend.