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Latifi sees Miami as 'second home race': I spent a lot of time there

Latifi sees Miami as 'second home race': "I spent a lot of time there"

30 April - 18:17 Last update: 22:32
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In June, the Grand Prix of Canada will be on the calendar for the first time in three years, which for Nicholas Latifi means he gets to travel to his home race for the first time. First, however, the Miami Grand Prix is still on the program. A warm-up for Latifi, who experiences the event as a kind of 'second home race.'

Latifi lives in Toronto, but was born in Montreal. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is right in the middle of his hometown, so the Canadian Grand Prix is truly his home race, but the Williams driver has also spent a lot of time in Miami.

Latifi looking forward to 'second home race' in Miami

For example, in his karting days, he always wintered in Florida, he tells Formula1.com. His family even had an apartment there, so the Canadian feels very much at home in the "Sunshine State. The good childhood memories, therefore, make him look forward to the first Grand Prix of Miami.

He doesn't want to call it a real home race, because for him that is of course in Montréal. Nevertheless, for Latifi it does feel a bit like coming home. "It's kind of a second home race," he explains. "It's going to be special for me to race there because I've spent so much time there and I feel good there, and I also just think it's really cool that there's a Grand Prix there now."

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