Canadian F1 driver Nicholas Latifi is set to part ways with British team Williams racing after a three-year stint at the end of the 2022 season. Latifi made his Formula 1 debut with Williams at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix and has so far made 55 Grand Prix starts. In his tenure, the Canadian has registered seven championship points, including his first finish in points at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Former Formula 2 driver was promoted into a race seat ahead of the 2020 season, partnering George Russell - but went pointless in his maiden season. Latifi is currently placed 21st in the Drivers’ standing with zero points in the 18 races of the 2022 season. His best finish this season was 12th in the British GP when his teammate Alex Albon was caught up in a Lap 1 crash.
Reacting to this decision, Nicholas Latifi thanked all members of Williams Racing and went express that his first points finish in Hungary will be a moment that he will never forget. He said, "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 on to 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, "further added.
Williams’ CEO and Team Principal Jost Capito also expressed gratitude towards Latifi and thanked him for his time with the team. He said, "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.