Nicholas Latifi and Williams to half methods at finish of 2022 Components 1 season

Williams Racing and Nicholas Latifi will half methods following the conclusion of the 2022 Components 1 season; Alex Albon will proceed for subsequent yr and past, and Williams Racing will announce its full 2023 driver line-up in the end

Final Up to date: 23/09/22 11:02am


Nicholas Latifi will depart Williams on the finish of the season

Williams Racing and Nicholas Latifi have confirmed they may half methods on the finish of the 2022 season.

Latifi made his Components 1 debut with Williams Racing on the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix and has up to now made 55 Grand Prix begins, scoring seven championship factors, together with his debut factors scoring end on the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Canadian has failed to attain some extent up to now this yr, and was outclassed by debutant Nyck de Vries, who stood in for Alex Albon, on the current Italian Grand Prix.

He was subjected to loss of life threats and employed safety safety following his crash eventually season’s Abu Dhabi finale which led to a late Security Automotive and denied Lewis Hamilton a file eighth world championship.

After Williams announced Latifi is to leave the team, take a look at perhaps his most infamous moment in F1 - the crash in Abu Dhabi that led to the last lap world title drama between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

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After Williams introduced Latifi is to go away the staff, check out maybe his most notorious second in F1 – the crash in Abu Dhabi that led to the final lap world title drama between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

After Williams introduced Latifi is to go away the staff, check out maybe his most notorious second in F1 – the crash in Abu Dhabi that led to the final lap world title drama between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

The 27-year-old’s departure has been extensively anticipated in current weeks, and Williams introduced the information on Friday morning.

“After confirming Alex Albon will proceed for subsequent yr and past, Williams Racing will announce its full 2023 driver line-up in the end,” learn an announcement.

De Vries is their principal goal however he’s additionally needed by AlphaTauri and examined for Alpine this week.

F1 contracts: Who’s driving the place in 2023?

Crimson Bull Max Verstappen Sergio Perez
Ferrari Charles Leclerc Carlos Sainz
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton George Russell
Alpine Esteban Ocon TBC
McLaren Lando Norris Oscar Piastri
Alfa Romeo Valtteri Bottas TBC
Haas Kevin Magnussen TBC
Aston Martin Fernando Alonso Lance Stroll
AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda
Williams Alex Albon TBC

“I wish to take this chance to thank everybody at Williams Racing – all of the individuals again on the manufacturing unit and people I work with trackside – for the final three years,” Latifi stated.

“My preliminary F1 debut was postponed as a result of pandemic however we finally bought getting in Austria and, though now we have not achieved the outcomes collectively we hoped we’d, it is nonetheless been a improbable journey.

“Getting these first factors in Hungary final yr was a second I will always remember, and I’ll transfer onto the subsequent chapter of my profession with particular recollections of my time with this devoted staff. I do know none of us will cease placing in each effort till the tip of the season.”

Latifi and Valtteri Bottas suffered huge spin out on lap one at the Belgian GP

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Latifi and Valtteri Bottas suffered big spin out on lap one on the Belgian GP

Latifi and Valtteri Bottas suffered big spin out on lap one on the Belgian GP

Williams boss Jost Capito hailed Latifi as a “staff participant”.

“On behalf of the entire staff, I wish to say an infinite thanks to Nicholas for his three years of exhausting work with Williams,” he stated.

“He is a superb staff participant who has an awesome angle in the direction of his colleagues and work and is effectively appreciated 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 will do collectively for the rest of this season. We want him all the perfect of luck for his future, each out and in of the cockpit.”

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