Latifi targetting Williams drive in 2020

15-05-2019 09:38
by Jake Williams-Smith
F1 News
Latifi targetting Williams drive in 2020

Nicholas Latifi has admitted he is focused on a Williams drive for the 2020 Formula 1 season. The 23-year-old currently drives for DAMS in Formula 2 and leads the championship after three rounds.

Having already spent time as Renault test driver in 2016 and later Force India reserve driver in 2018, Latifi is currently the test and reserve driver at Williams however, he has set his sights on a race seat for next season.

“Of course my goal is to get into Formula 1,” Latifi said. "But my programme this year is focused on Formula 2. That is my priority.

“I have to concentrate on maintaining my current form there and winning the championship. If I do that, I think I will find myself in a good position to go to Formula 1 next year.

However, he said there have been no talks with Williams about 2020 yet."

The Canadian added that despite his ambitions, there had been no concrete talks yet about a potential vacancy being filled for the 2020 season at the team.

“Honestly, not yet. The season has just begun and a lot can happen. But if you look at the past, and those who won the Formula 2 and GP2 titles, I think most of them found themselves in Formula 1.

“From my point of view, if I win the championship, then my goal is an immediate transition to Formula 1.”

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