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Nicholas Latifi will leave Williams at the end of the 2022 F1 season

Nicholas Latifi will leave Williams at the end of the 2022 F1 season, the team announced on Friday.

The Canadian spent three seasons with Williams but only scored seven World Championship points and is currently bottom of the drivers standings with zero points this season.

The 27-year-old was beaten by reserve driver Nyck de Vries at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago, with the Dutchman finishing in the points on his debut and after that race Williams decided not to extend Latifi’s current contract. De Vries is a strong contender to take Latifi’s seat.

Latifi may be best remembered for his crash in the closing stages of last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, causing a safety car and the controversial finale which saw Max Verstappen clinch his first world title after a overtaking of the last lap on Lewis Hamilton.

He said in a statement: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Williams Racing – everyone back at the factory and those I have worked with trackside – over the past three years.

“My F1 debut was postponed due to the pandemic, but we finally started in Austria and, although we didn’t achieve the results together that we were hoping for, it was still a fantastic journey.

“Getting those first points in Hungary last year was a moment I will never forget, and I will approach the next chapter of my career with special memories of my time with this dedicated team. ‘between us will not stop making every effort until the end of the season.

Alex Albon, who joined Williams earlier this year after George Russell moved to Mercedes, has signed a ‘multi-year deal for 2023 and beyond’ with the team saying they will announce their 2023 teammate in due course .

Jost Capito, Williams CEO and Team Principal, added: “On behalf of the entire team, I would like to say a huge thank you to Nicholas for his three years of hard work with Williams. He is an excellent team player who has a great attitude towards his colleagues and his work and who is appreciated and respected throughout the company.

“Our time together is now coming to an end, but I know he will do everything possible to maximize what we can do together for the rest of this season. We wish him well for his future, both in and out. from the cockpit.

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