Latifi confirms FP1 drive for Williams in Canada

16-05-2019 10:02
by Matt Gretton
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Latifi confirms FP1 drive for Williams in Canada

Last week, rumours ignited that Williams might use reserve driver Nicholas Latifi to replace Robert Kubica. After two full days of testing, Latifi confirms he will be driving in FP1 ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

"I am pleased with the two days of testing and I look forward to my next outing with the team for FP1 at the Canadian Grand Prix," Latifi said in his Williams testing debrief.

The two Williams cars are parked at the back of the grid, but rookie George Russell has beaten Kubica in all five Grands Prix. The British team hope to close the gap and they managed to test some upgrades in Barcelona.

"I got to trial some of the softer compounds of tyres, I used the C3, C4 and C5 which is fun to push a bit more. I tried some new development items that were brought to the car," he added.

"Unfortunately, we had a problem that cost us one or two runs at the end of the morning and delayed our afternoon session by a few hours. However, we were still able to get back out and do some high fuel running which is good for my experience."

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