Williams F1: Nicholas Latifi to replace Robert Kubica for 2020
Williams have confirmed Nicholas Latifi as the replacement of Robert Kubica .
The F2 frontrunner, latifi, had been the strong favorite for its driveway, having taken part in six practice sessions for the Grove team this year.
Even the Canadian’s deal means that there are seats available on the grid next year, confirming that the likes of Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg will likely be leaving the sport.
“We all at Williams have been tremendously impressed by what he has achieved this year at FIA Formula two, along with his commitment to the group, and also the job he has placed in behind the scenes,” said deputy team leader Claire Williams of Latifi, 24.
“Nicholas has become an established and well-respected manhood of Williams, and we look forward to him stepping up into this new function, as we seem to fight our way back to the midfield.”
Latifi, that will associate George Russell, added:”I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the team this year, encouraging them with the evolution of the automobile, and assisting wherever I can trackside and at the factory.
“I look forward to the trip ahead with all the group, and I am eager to make my Formula 1 debut at the Australian Grand Prix at 2020.”
Latifi has never raced in F1, but was a book driver with three unique teams as 2016: beginning with Renault and lately Williams.
This year , he combined his practice work with Williams with his best campaign. Latifi is second, 10 points before Luca Ghiotto with just two races to go this weekend.
The Canadian about the grid after Lance Stroll, latitfi, will step right into a Williams team that have scored just one point this season, struggling throughout 2019 as backrunners.
Kubica scored that point but the Pole, that made an impressive comeback after harms to the sport, was dominated in abiding by Russell and announced that he’d be leaving.
Kubica has been linked using the Haas simulator driveway for next season.
The final race of this 2019 year will be live on Sky Sports F1, and takes place in Abu Dhabi that weekend.