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Nicholas Latifi: Age, Wiki, F1 Career Stats & Facts Profile
NameNicholas Latifi
CountryCanada Canada
Place of BirthMontreal
Date of BirthJun 29th 1995 - 25 years old
First Race2020 Austrian Grand Prix
Last Race2020 Eifel Grand Prix
Best Qualifying14th - 2020 Eifel Grand Prix
Best Result11th - (2 times)

Nicholas Latifi races car number 40 for Williams

Nicholas Latifi F1 Stats

Race Starts11
Race Wins0
Pole Positions0
Fastest Laps0
Points Finishes0
Retirements1 (9,1%)
Total Points0
Total Laps587



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 is expected to make his Formula 1 debut in the 2020 Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne 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 is 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 seems like a good lineup on paper.



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Nicholas Latifi F1 Cars



Nicholas Latifi Final Championship Results



Nicholas Latifi F1 Seasons Summary

YearTeamEngineGP1st2nd3rdPodPoleLapsFLAvg PtsPoints
2020 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes110000058700.000



Nicholas Latifi F1 GP Race Classifications

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Nicholas Latifi F1 GP Race Results

1120202020 Eifel Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes14140
1020202020 Russian Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes20160
920202020 Tuscan Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes19DNFCrashed0
820202020 Italian Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes20110
720202020 Belgian Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes19160
620202020 Spanish Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes19180
520202020 70th Anniversary GP result6WilliamsMercedes18190
420202020 British Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes18150
320202020 Hungarian Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes15190
220202020 Styrian Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes18170
120202020 Austrian Grand Prix result6WilliamsMercedes20110



Nicholas Latifi F1 Podium Finishes




Nicholas Latifi F1 Pole Positions




Nicholas Latifi Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2020WilliamsGeorge Russell11110000005629



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