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Williams to part ways with Latifi at the end of the season


Williams announced on Friday the departure of Nicholas Latifi at the end of the year. In three seasons with the British team, the Canadian has scored only seven small points in the world championship.

A seat becomes available for the next Formula 1 season. This Friday, Williams formalized the departure of Nicholas Latifi at the end of 2022. Arrived in the British team in 2020, the Canadian driver (27) does not is not renewed for a fourth season.

“Honored to have represented them for the past three years, reacted Latifi on his Twitter account. A big thank you to the whole team, it was an amazing trip and I enjoyed every second of it. Determined to end 2022 positively. Six races left! »

Who will replace him next season?

In 55 races at the wheel of his Williams, the Canadian has scored only seven small points in the world championship, all in 2021. With Nico Hulkenberg (Aston Martin), he is one of the only two drivers who have never finished in the top 10 since the start of the season.

Now, it remains to be seen who will accompany Alex Albon at Williams next season. “Having confirmed that Alex Albon will continue into next year and beyond, Williams Racing will announce its full 2023 driver line-up in due course,” the team said in a statement on Friday.

To replace Latifi, the name of Logan Sargeant (21), current 3rd in the Formula 2 championship, comes back with insistence. Nyck de Vries, very good at Monza two weeks ago, can also be an alternative, but the Dutchman seems closer to Alpha Tauri to compensate for a possible departure of Pierre Gasly at Alpine.

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