F1: Drivers that could take Latifi’s seat at Williams

Nicholas Latifi’s Formula 1 career appeared dead and buried earlier this year, but he brings a big check to Williams and is hard to replace.

The 27-year-old Canadian is the only full-time driver not to have scored a point so far this season, with his best finish 12th at Silverstone.

He’s also famously known for crashing all b himself late in last year’s F1 season finale, and the caution ended up robbing Lewis Hamilton of his 8th title.

However, not scoring points costs the Williams team millions in end of year prize fund payouts. Hence the hunt is on for his replacement.

Nicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing. British Grand Prix, Friday 1st July 2022. Silverstone, England.

There are currently five unconfirmed seats among F1 teams for next season. Haas, AlphaTauri, Alfa Romeo, Alpine and Williams each have a spot yet to be decided.

Names in the mix at Williams

  1. Williams academy prospect Logan Sargeant (American), who has won two feature races in his first Formula 2 campaign this year and will make his FP1 debut at Austin in October.
  2. Mercedes Reserve driver Nyck de Vries, who drove for Williams in FP1 in Spain
  3. Haas driver Mick Schumacher. Schumacher’s contract talks over his future have been put on hold by Haas as the 2023 F1 driver market becomes a game of poker.