Latifi to go away Williams at finish of season
Nicholas Latifi will depart Williams on the finish of the 2022 season, the workforce has introduced.
The Canadian has been with Williams since 2020 and scored seven factors in his second season with the workforce, together with a memorable seventh place within the chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix. Nevertheless, the 27-year-old has failed to attain this 12 months whereas teammate Alex Albon three top-10 finishes and Nyck de Vries completed ninth as a late stand-in at Monza.
“I wish to take this chance to thank everybody at Williams Racing – all of the individuals again on the manufacturing facility and people I work with trackside for the final three years,” Latifi stated. “My preliminary F1 debut was postponed because of the pandemic however we finally bought moving into Austria and, though we now have not achieved the outcomes collectively we hoped we’d, it’s nonetheless been a incredible journey.
“Getting these first factors in Hungary final 12 months was a second I’ll always remember, and I’ll transfer onto the following chapter of my profession with particular reminiscences of my time with this devoted workforce. I do know none of us will cease placing in each effort till the tip of the season.”
Latifi’s departure had been anticipated as a result of Oscar Piastri’s deliberate transfer to Williams, however when that fell by means of because of the Australian becoming a member of McLaren it left a emptiness that Latifi was an out of doors candidate for. Nevertheless, Williams has now confirmed Albon may have a brand new teammate in 2023, with the lineup to be confirmed in the end.
“On behalf of the entire workforce, I wish to say an unlimited thanks to Nicholas for his three years of laborious work with Williams,” workforce principal Jost Capito stated. “He is a good workforce participant who has an excellent perspective in direction of his colleagues and work, and is nicely preferred and revered all through the enterprise.
“Our time collectively is now coming to an finish however I do know he’ll put full effort in to maximise what we are able to do collectively for the rest of this season. We want him all the easiest of luck for his future, each out and in of the cockpit.”