F1 star Nicholas Latifi looked disappointed with the way the Formula 1 season in 2021 is commencing. The Canadian expected lots of changes in the rules and regulations in the 2021 season. However, the F1 committee decided to postpone the new regulations to 2022.
Nicholas has been voicing his concern about his car from last season onwards. He became extensively dissatisfied with the way the FIA and F1 have decided about the necessary changes. With few changes made, Latifi is assured of the problems he is likely to face down the grid as he mostly starts from behind.
— Nicholas Latifi (@NicholasLatifi) January 18, 2021
Latifi is disappointed
Nicholas talked to GPFans Global about the recent developments and changes. He conveyed, “I was definitely one of the people that was very disappointed when it was decided the rules were getting delayed for 2022. When I signed for the team, I knew the situation it was in. I knew it was going to be a difficult year. but based on the fact I knew 2021 was going to be a brand new car, new regulations. But for sure it was going to be an opportunity to hopefully have a reset.”
Latifi also stated, “Not that I was expecting to have the fastest car all of a sudden. But everyone starts a bit more from scratch and it kind of levels the playing field a bit. So, unfortunately, having to stay with and carry over the car, it is another year that we will struggle more than we want to.”
As the year comes to an end, I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the questions I’ve been asked about my first 17 F1 starts. First up, what’s been the highlight of 2020…https://t.co/FMH6WrPVgJ#NL6 #WeAreWilliams pic.twitter.com/ZDgCBMk0eL
— Nicholas Latifi (@NicholasLatifi) December 23, 2020
“But it will only make me better as a driver because the car itself is not the easiest to drive. You also have to work a bit harder behind the wheel as opposed to if you have a car that is doing everything you want.” the Canadian asserted.
Latifi was not surprised that he failed to make it to the top 10 last season. He said that the weaknesses of his FW43 (a model of Williams’s car) meant he was slow in all the places where he needed to be fast. Even George Russell complained about the same.
Rookie season done ✅
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) December 13, 2020
Latifi is to race alongside much-hyped Brit George Russell behind Williams’s wheel this season. The season starts on March 23 at Bahrain GP.