Nicholas Latifi info & statistics

Nicholas Latifi: Age, Wiki, F1 Career Stats & Facts Profile
Name Nicholas Latifi
Country Canada Canada
Place of Birth Montreal
Date of Birth Jun 29th 1995 - 25 years old
Season Entries 1 (Rookie)
First Race 2020 Austrian Grand Prix
Last Race 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Best Qualifying 14th - 2020 Eifel Grand Prix
Best Result 11th - (3 times)

Nicholas Latifi races car number 40 for Williams

Nicholas Latifi F1 Stats

Race Starts 17
Race Wins 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Podiums 0
Points Finishes 0
Retirements 3 (17,6%)
Total Points 0
Total Laps 916



Nicholas Latifi Biography

Nicholas Latifi is the only rookie of the 2020 F1 season.

Born in the 29th of June of 1995, Latifi is a Canadian driver who made his Formula 1 debut in the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix for Williams.

As almost every racing drivers do, Latifi started his motorsport life with karting. He competed in that discipline between 2009 and 2012. He won the Florida Winter Tour in the Rotax DD2 category in 2012 and in the same year he made his debut in Europe in the Italian Formula 3 Championship.

He won one race in the 2012 Italian Formula 3 and achieved three other podiums, which gave him seventh place in the standings. In 2013, he moved to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, where he could not find any type of success in 30 races with Carlin.

He competed with Carlin in the British Formula 3 in 2013 too and achieved a couple of Pole Positions and a podium. Latifi also competed in the 2013 Masters of Formula 3 with Carlin and finished seventh. Apart from his European experience, Latifi took part in New Zealand’s Toyota Racing Series with Giles Motorsport in 2013 and finished ninth.

Nicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing FW42 Test and Development Driver. Canadian Grand Prix, Friday 7th June 2019. Montreal, Canada.

Nicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing FW42 Test and Development Driver.
Canadian Grand Prix, Friday 7th June 2019. Montreal, Canada.

In 2014, the Canadian driver drove again in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, this time for Prema, and again had a difficult year with just one podium and finished tenth. He participated in various series in 2014, including his debut in the GP2 Series and the Macau Grand Prix.

He had another year without many highlights in 2015 when he moved to the Formula Renault 3.5. In 33 races throughout the Formula Renault 3.5, the GP2 Series and the Porsche Carrera Cup GB he only achieved one Fastest Lap and a podium.

Since 2016, his duties were divided into the GP2 Series/FIA Formula 2 and a role as a Formula 1 Test Driver for Renault, Force India, Racing Point and Williams. In 2017, he achieved his first Formula 2 victory with DAMS, eight other podiums helped him finish fifth in the championship.

The 2018 Formula 2 season was again a tough one for Latifi. Although he won one race and finished on the podium on two other occasions, he only finished ninth in the overall standings.

In 2019 he had the best season of his driving career, probably based off of his experience. In 22 races in the Formula 2 Championship, Latifi won four times, achieved four Fastest Laps and climbed up to a podium spot eight times. He scored 214 points and finished second in the standings, his best result during his formulae career at any level.

Latifi targeting 'Super Licence' for 2020

Nicholas Latifi, Williams Racing FW42

His eleven appearances in practice sessions as a test driver in Formula 1 —six of them with Williams during the 2019 Formula 1 season—, and the huge financial backing that his father Michael provides for him, has helped Latifi land a seat for Williams in the 2020 season, as the team announced on the 28th of November.

While the financial package he would bring to the Williams table can certainly be talked about as a big part of why he will be competing in F1 in the upcoming season, he showed good racing ability in 2019.

There was a lot of talk about Williams' decision of signing Latifi was only considering the financial side and not the racing aspect. However, pairing George Russell —the Formula 2 champion in 2018—, and the Formula 2 runner-up from last year in Latifi seemed like a good lineup on paper.

In the 2020 season, Latifi finished 11th in his first race at Austria, and he went on to finish more times closer to the points than his teammate George Russell, even if the British driver outqualified him easily.



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Nicholas Latifi F1 Cars



Nicholas Latifi Final Championship Results



Nicholas Latifi F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
2020 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes 17 0 0 0 0 0 916 0 0.00 0



Nicholas Latifi F1 GP Race Classifications

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Nicholas Latifi F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
17 2020 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 18 17 0
16 2020 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 16 DNF Oil leak 0
15 2020 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 20 14 0
14 2020 2020 Turkish Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 19 DNF Collision damage 0
13 2020 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 19 11 0
12 2020 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 20 18 0
11 2020 2020 Eifel Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 14 14 0
10 2020 2020 Russian Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 20 16 0
9 2020 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 19 DNF Crashed 0
8 2020 2020 Italian Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 20 11 0
7 2020 2020 Belgian Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 19 16 0
6 2020 2020 Spanish Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 19 18 0
5 2020 2020 70th Anniversary GP 6 Williams Mercedes 18 19 0
4 2020 2020 British Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 18 15 0
3 2020 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 15 19 0
2 2020 2020 Styrian Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 18 17 0
1 2020 2020 Austrian Grand Prix 6 Williams Mercedes 20 11 0



Nicholas Latifi F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts



Nicholas Latifi F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts



Nicholas Latifi Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2020WilliamsGeorge Russell1111000000610313
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September 4, 2020 with 3 Comments

Latifi buying Williams would be 'terrific'

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Report names three potential Williams buyers

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