Exit for Latifi
It should no longer come as a surprise, but Latifi will no longer be seen at Williams in F1 in 2023, and probably not in Formula 1 at all. The Canadian has never managed to convince in three years at Williams and has been known as a 'pay-driver' since his debut. Nevertheless, both parties express their thanks for working together.
"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," the Canadian revealed in the press release.
Williams looking for new driver
"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," said Williams team boss Jost Capito.
Williams saidin the press release that it will eventually announce Latifi's replacement and thus the entire line-up for 2023. Alexander Albon was previously confirmed as a driver for 2023 and it is expected that Logan Sargeant or Nyck de Vries will take the Canadian's place.