Williams Racing and Nicholas Latifi have confirmed they will part ways at the end of the 2022 season following the conclusion of the driver’s contract, the team announced Friday morning.
Latifi, 27, made his Formula 1 debut with Williams at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix and went on to make 55 starts with the team. Hailed as a “great team player” by team principal Jost Capito, Latifi scored his first championship points at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.
“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 in a statement. “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.”