Nicholas Latifi axed by Williams F1 team after 3 seasons of poor performances

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Nicholas Latifi and the Williams Formula 1 team confirmed they would be parting ways at the end of the 2022 season. Latifi, 27, has not been living up to expectations, and his seat has come under severe threat.

Announcing the news on his social media, Latifi said: "So, I'm parting ways with Williams Racing at the end of the year. 

"Honoured to have represented them for the last 3 years. A massive thanks to the whole team - it's been an incredible journey, and I've enjoyed every second of it."

Latifi has not had the easiest of times in an underperforming Williams since his 2020 debut, but he has failed to match the performance of the three teammates he had in his time in F1.

Williams looking to the future

Having participated in 55 Grands Prix for Williams, Latifi's F1 run is effectively over. His performances never gave the impression that he has what it takes to compete in motorsport's pinnacle racing series, even though he joined the sport on the back of plenty of promise.

The seven championship points he accumulated are a stark reminder of how he struggled against the world's best drivers; hence the team had no option other than to part ways with the Canadian driver.

READ: Nicholas Latifi's ailing performance and why he should be on his way out of F1

"On behalf of the whole team, I would like to say an enormous thank you to Nicholas for his three years of hard work with Williams," Jost Capito, CEO and Team Principal, said.

"He is a great team player who has a great attitude towards his colleagues and work and is well liked and respected throughout the business. Our time together is now coming to an end, but I know he will put full effort in to maximise what we can do together for the remainder of this season. We wish him all the very best of luck for his future, both in and out of the cockpit."

Williams will now consider their options for 2023 as they look for a new driver to partner with Alex Albon. Nyck de Vries is a lead candidate for the vacant seat, but Mick Schumacher has also been mentioned.

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