Williams have introduced Nicholas Latifi will depart the British Formulation One crew on the finish of the season.
The 27-year-old Canadian, who was subjected to demise threats and employed safety safety following his crash eventually season’s Abu Dhabi finale which led to a late security automotive and denied Lewis Hamilton a file eighth world championship, exits the grid after three years with Williams.
Latifi has failed to attain some extent this 12 months, and was outclassed by debutant Nyck de Vries who stood in for Alex Albon on the current Italian Grand Prix.
De Vries (R) is being backed as Latifi’s successor after stepping in for Alex Albon on the Italian GP
The Canadian has failed to complete inside the highest ten at any Grand Prix occasion throughout this season
‘I wish to take this chance to thank everybody at Williams Racing – all of the folks again on the manufacturing facility and people I work with trackside – for the final three years,’ Latifi mentioned.
‘My preliminary F1 debut was postponed because of the pandemic however we finally received entering into Austria and, though we now have not achieved the outcomes collectively we hoped we’d, it is nonetheless been a incredible journey.
‘Getting these first factors in Hungary final 12 months was a second I will always remember, and I’ll transfer on to the following chapter of my profession with particular recollections of my time with this devoted crew.
Latifi grew to become Williams’ F1 reserve driver again in 2019 and took a spot on the grid in 2020
21-year-old driver Logan Sargeant is being thought-about as one other potential successor to Latifi
‘I do know none of us will cease placing in each effort till the top of the season.’
Dutchman De Vries, 27, is into consideration to exchange Latifi, whereas the crew’s American academy driver Logan Sargeant, 21, is one other contender.
Williams, who’ve already confirmed Albon can be retained for 2023, mentioned they may announce their full line-up for subsequent season in ‘due course’.