Nicholas Latifi and Williams to part ways at end of 2022 Formula 1 season

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Williams Racing and Nicholas Latifi will part ways following the conclusion of the 2022 Formula 1 season. Alex Albon will continue for next year and beyond, and Williams Racing will announce its full 2023 driver line-up in due course.

Last Updated: 23/09/22 10:27am

Williams Racing and Nicholas Latifi have confirmed that they will part ways at the end of the 2022 season.

Latifi made his Formula 1 debut with Williams Racing at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix and has so far made 55 Grand Prix starts, scoring seven championship points, including his debut points scoring finish at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.

“After confirming Alex Albon will continue for next year and beyond, Williams Racing will announce its full 2023 driver line-up in due course,” read a statement.

Nyck de Vries is their main target but he’s also wanted by AlphaTauri and tested for Alpine this week.

F1 contracts: Who’s driving where in 2023?

Red Bull Max Verstappen Sergio Perez
Ferrari Charles Leclerc Carlos Sainz
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton George Russell
Alpine Esteban Ocon TBC
McLaren Lando Norris Oscar Piastri
Alfa Romeo Valtteri Bottas TBC
Haas Kevin Magnussen TBC
Aston Martin Fernando Alonso Lance Stroll
AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda
Williams Alex Albon TBC

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Williams Racing – all the people back at the factory and those I work with trackside – for the last three years,” Latifi said.

“My initial F1 debut was postponed due to the pandemic but we eventually got going in Austria and, although we have not achieved the results together we hoped we would, it’s still been a fantastic journey.

“Getting those first points in Hungary last year was a moment I’ll never forget, and I will move onto the next chapter of my career with special memories of my time with this dedicated team. I know none of us will stop putting in every effort until the end of the season.”

Nicholas Latifi and Valtteri Bottas suffered huge spin out on lap one at the Belgian GP

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Nicholas Latifi and Valtteri Bottas suffered huge spin out on lap one at the Belgian GP

Nicholas Latifi and Valtteri Bottas suffered huge spin out on lap one at the Belgian GP

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