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Latifi to leave Williams F1 team after 2022

Nicholas Latifi will go away the Williams Method 1 group on the finish of the 2022 season, which additionally marks the tip of his present contract.

A alternative shall be introduced at a later date, the group stated on Friday.

His teammate, Alex Albon, will proceed with the squad in 2023 and past after signing a contract extension in August.

Williams is the group the place Latifi made his F1 debut in 2020, although the Canadian teen did not make a lot of an impression within the ensuing years, having scored simply seven factors in 55 begins.

This turned rather more obvious earlier within the September on the Italian Grand Prix the place Williams reserve driver Nyck de Vries, filling in for an sick Albon, scored two factors in his maiden race. Latifi continues to be on zero factors with many of the season behind him.

The stellar efficiency means de Vries is now a favourite for Latifi’s seat, although Williams has different choices. The checklist consists of U.S. driver Logan Sargeant, who’s a part of the Williams Driver Academy and at present competes in Method 2. There’s additionally Daniel Ricciardo, who leaves McLaren on the finish of 2022 and is but to signal with one other group. Oscar Piastri will fill Ricciardo’s seat at McLaren.

Alpine continues to be and not using a alternative for Fernando Alonso, who subsequent season will be part of Aston Martin because the alternative for the retiring Sebastian Vettel. In the meantime, Alpha Tauri introduced on Thursday present driver Yuki Tsunoda will stick with the squad in 2023. Pierre Gasly may also proceed with Alpha Tauri within the new season.

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