Nicholas Latifi is a Canadian racing driver currently competing for Williams in Formula 1. Latifi started his motor racing career at the relatively late age of 13 in karts after trying out the local rental kart facility.
After experiencing the thrill and speed of racing, it didn’t take long for Nicholas to win races on the local scene before competing in larger national events both in Canada & the USA where he was victorious at the Florida Winter Tour and a front runner at the Rotax World Championships in UAE.
Latifi then made the big jump from karts and settled into the Formula 3 scene in Italy where he was gaining experience on circuits he is now competing in Formula 1. Having progressed through Formula 3, Renault 3.5, Formula 2 (where he scored 6 wins), Nicholas was given the opportunity to jump into Formula 1 and race drivers he previously looked up to during his karting days.
Having secured a contract for both the 2020/21 seasons, Latifi’s first year in Formula 1 will be to gain experience and learn from his teammate George Russell. This interview was filmed before Nicholas’ debut in F1.
We appreciate the assistance of manager Steve Webb & the Williams Formula 1 team for allowing this interview to take place.
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