Formula 1: Williams team assures that it will not fire Latifi in the middle of the season

The head of the Williams team, Jost Capito, rules out replacing the French driver, Nicholas Latifi, in the middle of the Formula 1 season, since in his opinion the Frenchman has the potential to compete in the Great Circus.

“We have a contract with both drivers and we respect them. Latifi was only slightly slower than Albon Saturday. He needs more time to get used to the car, but he has our full support and we will not try to change our driver line-up during the course of the season,” Capito confirmed to SPORT1.

This clears up the doubt of the possible departure of Latifi from the team in this half season of Formula 1. If it happens, it would be at the end of the 2022 season, but at the moment it is not certain.

According to former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, Williams’ biggest shareholder wants two strong drivers in the team. Albon is not in danger, since he is fully complying. But Latifi has three consecutive seasons in the big circus and, without a doubt, his third year is being the worst.

Nicholas Latifi must improve this season in order to remain in the Williams team, since if that does not happen, there are already several candidates who can fill his position the following year.

The candidates to replace him are Oscar Piastri and Nyck de Vries, but the former has a great advantage in reaching Latifi’s position if he is fired by the team at the end of the season.

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The French driver has not added a single point so far in the current Formula 1 season with Williams, while his teammate, Alexander Albon, has just added two points.

Sports editor in Los Mochis, in charge of the sports agenda of the municipality of Ahome as well as national and international sports such as Major Leagues, NBA, NFL, Liga MX, Champions League and other international European soccer leagues. He graduated from the Universidad de Occidente, Los Mochis campus, with a degree in Communication Sciences, with a degree in English from the University of Arizona, Phoenix campus. He successfully completed the digital sports journalism workshop at the University of Guadalajara. Coverage in the Mexican Pacific League attending the 2019 final between Charros and Yaquis, as well as the Play Offs of the Pacific Coast Basketball Circuit. He has been with the company EL DEBATE for 11 years, of which seven he worked as a sports editor in the print part. Since 2020, he has entered the digital part of the sports portal, where until now I am a part as a Web Journalist. Specialist in matters of Liga MX, Liga MX Femenil, Mexican National Team and MLB.

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