Nicholas Latifi will not race for Williams in 2023. The Canadian and Grove will part ways after three seasons. A replacement is yet to be announced.
Williams Racing has announced Nicholas Latifi will not stay with the team after 2022. The Canadian joined the team in 2020 and, despite some difficult times, scored seven Championship points.
The Canadian expressed his gratitude for the team:
“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.”
Williams CEO Jost Capito also declared his fondness for the Canadian driver: “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.”
Now, confirmation of Latifi’s move open the door to changes at Williams. While Alex Albon was already confirmed with the team for 2023, the options for the future seem various with most valid rumours linking Formula E Champion Nyck De Vries and Williams Academy driver Logan Sargeant to the seat. Will Zandvoort have another hero on the grid or will Formula 1 manage to get the American driver it desires?
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