Connect with us

2019 F1

Nicholas Latifi wants to get into Formula 1

Published

on

Nicholas Latifi is not denying that he wants to get into Formula 1.

The Canadian is Williams’ reserve driver, and he has been promised some Friday practice outings in 2019.

Not just that, amid the hype surrounding Mick Schumacher, it is actually 23-year-old Latifi – whose father is a billionaire – who is leading the Formula 2 standings.

And Le Journal de Montreal reported recently that Latifi is first in line should the struggling Robert Kubica be ousted before the end of the season.

“Of course my goal is to get into Formula 1,” Latifi said as he tested for Williams in Barcelona this week.

“But my programme this year is focused on Formula 2. That is my priority.

“I have to concentrate on maintaining my current form there and winning the championship. If I do that, I think I will find myself in a good position to go to Formula 1 next year,” he added.

However, he said there have been no talks with Williams about 2020 yet.

“Honestly, not yet,” said Latifi. “The season has just begun and a lot can happen.

“But if you look at the past, and those who won the Formula 2 and GP2 titles, I think most of them found themselves in Formula 1.

“From my point of view, if I win the championship, then my goal is an immediate transition to Formula 1.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F112 hours ago

McLaren cannot win unless F1 changes – Seidl

Andreas Seidl says McLaren cannot return to title-winning form unless Formula 1 changes. The German, who arrives from Porsche’s Le...

2019 F112 hours ago

Alonso says F1 still not attractive enough

Fernando Alonso has played down speculation that he is pushing for a return to Formula 1. The Spaniard, who quit...

2019 F11 day ago

Alfa Romeo confirms designer Resta’s exit

The path is clear for Simone Resta to return to Ferrari as chief designer. Alfa Romeo has now confirmed Resta’s...

2019 F11 day ago

Vettel should be Leclerc’s number 2 – Baldisserri

Ferrari should consider making Sebastian Vettel the ‘number 2’ driver behind Charles Leclerc. That is the view of former highly-experienced...

2019 F11 day ago

McLaren denies Renault-only party mode

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl has denied that Renault’s works team has a “party mode” setting that is not available to...

2019 F11 day ago

Bottas must work harder to beat Hamilton – Rosberg

The “only way” Valtteri Bottas can beat Lewis Hamilton is for the Finn to work harder. That is the view...

2019 F11 day ago

Plans for 2021 cars finally emerge

Detailed information about the highly anticipated and delayed technical regulations for 2021 has finally emerged. The teams have already agreed...

2019 F11 day ago

Bottas says he deserves to stay at Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas says he wants to remain Lewis Hamilton’s teammate in 2020. Earlier, the Finn’s chances of a new deal...

2019 F13 days ago

Hamilton steps back from claims of racism

Lewis Hamilton has distanced himself from suggestions that the British media has an attitude with “racist undertones” about Lewis Hamilton....

2019 F13 days ago

Gasly ‘perfect’ at Silverstone – Horner

Pierre Gasly thinks he has put his F1 career back on track. After Austria, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko said...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media