Williams Racing and Nicholas Latifi confirm that they will part ways at the end of the 2022 season at the conclusion of Nicholas’ current contract.

Nicholas made his Formula 1 debut with Williams Racing at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix and has so far made 55 Grand Prix starts, scoring 7 championship points, including his debut points scoring finish at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.

After confirming that Alex Albon will continue for next year and beyond, Williams Racing will announce its full 2023 driver line-up in due course.

Nicholas Latifi: "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."

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Jost Capito Williams Racing Chief Executive Officer

Jost Capito, CEO and Team Principal: "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."

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6 F1 Fan comments on “Latifi & Williams Racing to part ways at end of this F1 season

  1. shroppyfly

    1-2 seconds off the pace of team mate every race, pretty clear this was going to happen, Williams should just be thanking his father for the Millions he gave the team every yr

    • Nobodysperfect

      Well if I remember correctly, Latte crashed 7 times with that Williams. So every penny his father paid was very much needed to cover the damages...

  2. smokey

    Why are we not surprised! The worst kept secret in F1!
    The final nail in the coffin was when De Vries outperformed him and managed to score points in a one-off drive in the Italian Grand Prix.
    A vacant seat for De Vries to take?

  3. f1award

    Can you imagine the leaving speeches at HQ come year end. 500 people standing there listening to management thanking him for all his hard work, great results and improving the car over the last 3 years, good luck to them keeping a straight face.


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