On these days, F1 Circus looks like a children party where kids are playing the game to occupy all the seats, knowing that someone is going to be eliminated. After that Alfa Romeo confirmed Giovinazzi for another season, the last seat happens to be Williams’.
“We are going to make an announcement after Abu Dhabi”- Williams’ team boss Claire Williams said in front of the press during USA’s GP Press Conference https://motorlat.com/notas/f1/13553/usa-gp-teams-press-conference#.XcWGBrSf-ls. It is known that she is deciding the right driver to get that position. A very coveted one, to be honest, as this is the last opportunity to race in the Major Formula for the next year.
George Russell is secured of his own place as he had already signed a three-years contract.
Robert Kubica’s one has several contestants: Nicholas Latifi, Nico Hulkenberg and… the same Kubica.
“He did such a good job this season- Claire Williams declared – the car was not what we expected so he hadn’t had the right platform to show what he’s capable of.”
The driver that many wished to see in Grove is Nico Hulkenberg but the German called off, not believing he’s “the right driver for them”.
- I am not the right driver for them. We just have different timings that don’t match.”
The most plausible option happens to be Nicholas Latifi. The 24 years old could – as Canadian magazines point out- has already signed a contract but if rumours were true, it could not come out before Abu Dhabi as Williams test and reserve driver does not have the necessary points to get the super licence.
The Canadian driver is currently racing with DAMS to end F2 Championship as runner off and needs to end this season as 5th at least to claim it.
Although his father Michael is a billionaire who sponsors his son, Nicholas impresses Claire Williams for his winning attitude:
- He has such an impressive mindset
"I focused on Nicholas' right eye just as the sun was reflecting off the nose of the car."— ROKiT WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) November 5, 2019
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, so alike to George. He is very young but mature- said she.
Who will end up occupying that seat?