Who might change Nicholas Latifi at Williams?

Nicholas Latifi is leaving Williams on the finish of the season, with the information doubtless bringing down the curtain on his Formulation 1 profession, at the least in the interim.

The Canadian has been on the grid since 2020 with him making his debut throughout the pandemic-hit marketing campaign and in that point he’s labored onerous with the Grove-based crew to try to assist them climb the grid.

Finally, it’s been a troublesome interval for him, although there have been highs like a points-scoring end on the Hungarian Grand Prix, and he additionally has a powerful following on social media amongst followers of the game.

Because the information begins to filter via that he’s leaving the crew, in the meantime, consideration will rapidly flip to who will change him at Williams for subsequent season.


Alex Albon is already contracted with the crew for 2023 and so it’s all about discovering a team-mate for him within the coming weeks – with Williams saying they’ll announce the identification of his associate for subsequent 12 months in the end.

Williams’ driver choices for 2023

Who might be within the body for the drive, then? We check out among the doubtless runners and riders…

Nyck de Vries

De Vries has been closely linked with a transfer to Williams and this information about Latifi might have many considering it’s a finished take care of the Dutchman, although it might not be as minimize and dried as that.

De Vries undoubtedly impressed within the Williams on the Italian Grand Prix as he stood in for Alex Albon, and that efficiency absolutely helped usher out Latifi, with the previous Formulation E champ additionally acquainted with the crew having labored with them on the Spanish GP for an FP1 session earlier this 12 months.

Nevertheless, there’s additionally appreciable hypothesis each AlphaTauri and Alpine may wish to convey him in for 2023, with Pierre Gasly’s future in Faenza a key cog on this specific wheel.

Logan Sargeant

There’s so much that would work in Sargeant’s favour right here.

If De Vries finally ends up signing for one more crew, and that’s doable, Sargeant might arguably be seen because the favorite for the drive.

He’s younger however clearly gifted with him sitting in third within the Formulation 2 standings this 12 months and he’s a member of the Williams driver academy, with him seen because the probably candidate to be promoted from that to Formulation 1 subsequent.

Within the fashionable F1 period the place the expansion in America can also be essential for groups to capitalise on, too, it might effectively be useful for Logan that he comes from Florida…

SPA, BELGIUM – AUGUST 28: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and McLaren appears on from the drivers parade previous to the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 28, 2022 in Spa, Belgium. (Photograph by Dan Mullan/Getty Photos)

Daniel Ricciardo

The Aussie is presently and not using a drive for 2023 together with his time at McLaren coming to an finish.

He’s stated that he has accepted the opportunity of not driving in F1 subsequent 12 months however there are nonetheless choices accessible to him, and Williams now have a seat accessible.

Whether or not he’d fancy heading to a crew that, with one of the best will on the planet, isn’t going to be difficult for race victories subsequent 12 months greater than doubtless, is a possible impediment within the highway, but when it’s a mission Ricciardo fancies and the crew could make the numbers work, it might be an fascinating proposition.


Another person?

There are a number of different drivers who might be within the combine for the seat, together with Mick Schumacher.

Nico Hulkenberg and Antonio Giovinazzi are each being touted as replacements for Mick and if he does go away Haas he’ll wish to discover a drive as fast as he can to remain within the sport.

Williams have Mercedes energy and there are apparent hyperlinks between Mercedes and the Schumacher household, although Mick can be the primary to say he solely desires a proposal based mostly on his personal advantage.

Doubtlessly a darkish horse to look at for 2023? We’ll see…

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