'The contract is well and truly signed' - Nicholas Latifi to race for Williams in 2020 - report

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Nicholas Latifi will reportedly replace Robert Kubica at Williams in 2020.

The 24-year-old Canadian, whose father is the wealthy McLaren co-owner Michael Latifi, is already driving the Williams on Friday in Mexico, Austin and Brazil.

Not yet rubber-stamped

And Le Journal de Montreal says he will definitely race in 2020.

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"The contract is well and truly signed, but the announcement is only expected at the end of the month," the newspaper said, citing 'reliable sources'.


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It is believed the only potential obstacle to the deal is a super license, but Latifi will qualify if he simply keeps his current place in the Formula 2 standings.

In Austin, however, Claire Williams denied that a deal has been done.

"The plan was always to have Nicholas in the car for these practice sessions. It's no clear indication (of a race seat).

"We've made it very clear in the media that we won't be making our driver announcement for that second seat for 2020 until after Abu Dhabi," she said.

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