29.11.20 - F1 Race Review
Bahrain GP
Above all else today, it was fantastic to see Romain walk away from his accident. It's another reminder that motorsport is dangerous, the risks are there, and we all have to thank the FIA and the other organisations for their efforts to improve safety. I’m sure there will be more…
28.11.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Bahrain GP – post qualifying update
Bahrain comes with a sense of familiarity for me and the team, after a run of races in new or unexpected locations like Portugal and Turkey. It's a track we know, we all have our references, so that definitely helped in getting up to speed. Qualifying was fairly straightforward on…
25.11.20 - F1 Race Preview
Bahrain GP
After a week at home in London it's back to race mode now for the last triple header of the season. Having experienced a lot of the gloomy autumn weather in Europe, it’ll be good to get to Bahrain this weekend, although my engineer reckons there is a chance of…
15.11.20 - F1 Race Review
Turkish GP - race review
"I’ve had a few tricky races this year, as you'd expect in a rookie season, but no doubt this was a very, very difficult one. All weekend it has been hard to get a good feeling behind the wheel - and it was the same in today's race. Tyres were…
14.11.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Turkish GP – post qualifying update
"I was honestly pleased at the prospect of a wet qualifying today. I was curious to see how the rain would affect track conditions and whether it would give me an edge. In the event, what I faced was unlike anything I've experience before. There was so little grip, it…
11.11.20 - F1 Race Preview
Turkish GP
A lot has changed here in London in the short time since the last F1 race. The UK has gone back into Covid lockdown and it's pretty dreary outside. Luckily, from a racing point of view, not a lot has changed and my F1 prep is continuing pretty much as…
01.11.20 - F1 Race Review
Emilia-Romagna GP - race review
So, that's my third F1 race in Italy wrapped up, and the third P11 of my rookie season. I didn't get off to a great start, and with Imola being a very narrow track, there weren't many opportunities to make up positions without taking big risks. The opening laps were…
31.10.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Emilia-Romagna GP
It’s great to be back in Italy for a third time this season after the races at Monza and Mugello. I last drove Imola in Formula 3, so you can imagine it's a quicker experience this time! It's a very exciting, old-school circuit, with plenty of character. With the condensed…
25.10.20 - F1 Race Review
Portuguese GP – race review
Today's race got off to an exciting start. On the formation lap I could feel the track was damp in places and overall there was very little grip. From my position that was good. If it was up to me, I would have had the whole race like that! My…
24.10.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Portuguese GP – post qualifying update
There's been a lot to discover at Portimao this week, and my first opportunity to sample the track came on Wednesday when I put on my trainers and ran a lap. The steep uphill sections were as tough as I had expected, and the downhills don't offer much chance of…
21.10.20 - F1 Race Preview
Portugal GP
It’s been 10 days since the last GP at the Nürburgring, and I’m eager to get racing again this week in Portugal. I’ve packed a lot in since Germany, starting with Canadian Thanksgiving Day on the 12th. It was a chance to kick back and relax, in a London version…
11.10.20 - F1 Race Review
Eifel GP – race review
"Today's racing return to the Nürburgring turned out to be pretty eventful - especially at the beginning and the end. The start was an interesting challenge. Cool conditions meant the tyres weren't biting like normal and the grip was on a knife edge. I had some massive snaps here and…
10.10.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Eifel GP – post qualifying update
It’s been a strange weekend at the Nürburgring so far – the rain and fog meant no running on Friday at all, leaving us with a lot of prep work to do today. And it’s so cold, it feels more like a Canadian winter. On Friday I got geared up…
07.10.20 - F1 Race Preview
Eifel GP
"It’s been good to have a bit of time off since the last race at Sochi to regroup, reset and refocus. I’ve been at the factory for meetings and had a couple of days in the simulator, but I also managed to squeeze in a trip to Whilton Mill kart…
27.09.20 - F1 Race Review
Russian GP – race review
"I headed into today’s race in an optimistic frame of mind but it turned out to be a very tricky one to manage. I struggled to get the tyres into the right performance window – especially in the opening stint – and lost time to my opponents. Strategically I think…
26.09.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Russian GP – post qualifying update
"So, that's qualifying wrapped up – unfortunately without the result I was hoping for on my side of the garage this time. Everything felt good after FP3. The team had made changes overnight to gear the car more towards race pace, and that gave me confidence heading into qualifying. The…
23.09.20 - F1 Race Preview
Russian GP
After a series of triple headers, it’s time for the first ‘standalone’ race of the season at the Sochi Autodrom in Russia. Sochi is a unique track, run around the base for the 2014 Winter Olympics. In places it has a bit of a street-track vibe, with walls and buildings…
13.09.20 - F1 Race Review
Tuscan GP – race review
“I began the day really looking forward to tackling Mugello for the first time in a Formula 1 car. Unfortunately, being caught up in the big accident on lap five meant the race was pretty short-lived. The Safety Car regulations don’t allow overtaking until the start/finish line, and this gives…
12.09.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Tuscan GP – post qualifying update
“We opted for a three-run strategy during today’s qualifying, as we felt it was give me the best chance to get into Q2. I knew it would be tough because we are not as competitive here at Mugello as we have been at other tracks. After practice, we made quite…
06.09.20 - F1 Race Review
Italian GP - race review
"Considering the speed of the Monza circuit, I began today's race with realistic expectations, hoping to be able to battle the Haas and Alfa Romeo drivers. At the start, I still struggled on the cool tyres in dirty air, which seems to be a theme of the car, and I…
05.09.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Italian GP – post qualifying update
"Not an easy day for me, but as a team we always knew this one was likely to be tough because the high-speed Monza layout doesn't suit the drag characteristic of the FW43. At Monza you need straight-line speed and we are obviously lacking a bit here compared to the…
30.08.20 - F1 Race Review
Belgian GP – race review
"My first F1 at race at Spa was always going to be another learning experience, but it turned out to be extra tricky, unfortunately. From the opening laps it felt like I had an imbalance on the car, which gave the handling a strange asymmetrical split. I had tons of…
29.08.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Belgian GP – post qualifying update
"For today's sessions we made a few set-up changes to improve areas of the car I wasn't comfortable with during Friday practice. The changes worked well, and straight away in FP3 I felt the car reacting in the way I wanted it to. That was reflected in the lap time,…
25.08.20 - F1 Race Preview
Belgian GP
"Brief break over, it’s straight on to the next set of races at three incredible circuits: Spa-Francorchamps, Monza and for the first time in Formula 1 – Mugello! We’ve already had six races in a quick-fire spell and it’s clear from those that as a team we have made steps…
16.08.20 - F1 Race Review
Spanish GP – race review
"Race day was another scorcher in Barcelona and heading to the grid there was a feeling it was going to be a difficult race for everyone to manage due to the heat and the way the tyres were reacting. At the start I had a good launch, and my initial…
15.08.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Spanish GP – post qualifying update
So far, it’s fair to say Spain has been a bit of a challenge. On Friday I struggled to find a good balance in the car and keep the tyres in the right performance window, but changes made by the team overnight definitely improved the situation today. I managed to…
09.08.20 - F1 Race Review
70th Anniversary GP – Race review
I felt today was my strongest race in Formula 1 so far - even though that wasn’t reflected in the final result. The tyres at Silverstone were always going to be a challenge. Pirelli went a step softer from last weekend, and I went with an aggressive strategy on the…
08.08.20 - F1 Quali Blog
70th Anniversary GP - post qualifying update
Staying at Silverstone for a second race is an advantage in terms of getting straight into a rhythm on Friday – but overnight the wind direction shifted 180 degrees, so today it felt like driving a new car! Nonetheless, in final practice I got on top of it pretty quickly.…
02.08.20 - F1 Race Review
British GP – race review
"Okay, so it wasn't what we expected at Silverstone today – but in a good way I think! The theme and trend from the past three race weekends has suggested we’ve been relatively strong in qualifying compared to our direct competitors, the Haas and Alfa Romeo cars, but then we…
01.08.20 - F1 Quali Blog
British GP - post qualifying update
For Saturday's sessions we made a lot of changes to the car to try and get a better feeling around Silverstone. On Friday we tested a few things, and learned what worked and what didn’t. Straightaway in FP3 the car felt better – more beneath me. I found a good…
28.07.20 - F1 Race Preview
British Grand Prix
"The opening three rounds in Austria and Hungary flew by so quickly, and here I am already looking ahead to another triple header in Britain and Spain! As a rookie driver, lots of races in quick succession is great news. It makes it easier to transfer lessons learned from one…
19.07.20 - F1 Race Review
Hungarian GP – post race update
The wet weather created a lot of excitement going into today's race, and I knew it would give me a better chance of making up positions. The fact that one of the Red Bulls went off heading to the grid showed just how difficult conditions were. It’s a long run…
18.07.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Hungarian GP – post qualifying update
I’m really pleased with getting to Q2 for the first time in Formula 1! I've got to acknowledge the amazing work the team has done. Today we saw clear progress, not just in terms of lap times, but also in comparison to our competitors. We knew this track was going…
12.07.20 - F1 Race Review
Styrian GP – post race update
So, we leave Spielberg with my second F1 race done and another finish under my belt. I felt more comfortable in the car this weekend – but unfortunately the race was a tricky one to manage, and we were definitely slower as a team than we thought we were going…
11.07.20 - F1 Quali Blog
Styrian GP – post qualifying update
That was a wet one! My first proper session driving a Formula 1 car in the wet – or at least pushing the car in the wet. The conditions weren't straightforward today but I felt comfortable and got up to speed easily. On the first set of tyres my pace…
05.07.20 - F1 Race Review
Austrian GP – post race update
So, today was when I finally got to go racing in F1 and for the first time my nerves began to build. It was just the anticipation I guess, the excitement of making my debut. If you didn’t feel anything it wouldn’t be normal. I was eager to get going.…
04.07.20 - NL Blog
Austrian GP – post qualifying update
So, it’s been another big day with my first Formula 1 qualifying session after a rather lively FP3. Before the final practice session, I was eager to get on track and reset after a difficult run during yesterday’s FP2. I took my time the first few laps, slowly building up…
30.06.20 - F1 Race Preview
Austrian GP
"It’s going to be quite a week – starting with my 25th birthday on Monday and then, hopefully, finishing with a successful Grand Prix debut. The excitement is still really high, but to be honest I was feeling more hyped travelling to Australia in March. I think it’s just because…
17.06.20 - NL Blog
Back in the groove at Grove
Yesterday was a long time coming. A total of 95 days to be precise. And yes, I was counting. Heading back to the Williams factory for the first time since the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled on 13 March was a fantastic feeling. It marked a big step towards me…
23.05.20 - NL Blog
Getting things back on track. And a special competition...
Well, that’s another few weeks of lockdown ticked off and it’s great to see signs that a return to real racing, in one form or another, is on the horizon. There’s plenty to be positive about! Things have been pretty consistent for me at home here in Toronto. My training…
21.04.20 - NL Blog
Training, fundraising and tricks of the sim racing trade...
So, lockdown continues. But I’m finding lots of things to keep me occupied and I certainly haven’t had any moments of boredom yet. Cardio, strength and neck training is my priority pretty much every day of the week. As I’ve said, I'm treating this like an extended pre-season, so I…
10.04.20 - NL Blog
Time to race – and support the World Health Organisation
You’ll probably have seen that I’ve turned my hand to sim racing during the current lockdown. It’s been a lot of fun. But things are about to get a lot more serious. Myself and 17 other drivers (from F1, F2 and other racing categories) have put our heads together and…
07.04.20 - NL Blog
My home race will have to wait for now...
So, today we learned that the Canadian GP has been postponed due to the coronavirus. Naturally, I’m sad that I’ll have to wait for the chance to race at my home F1 event. Since I’ve been competing, my ambition has been to represent my country at the highest level. And…
23.03.20 - NL Blog
Getting a taste for eSports with Liam Payne...
So, I took part in my first official eRaces yesterday and I have to say it was way, way more fun than I was expecting! Online racing is something very, very new to me, but I watched Veloce eSports' #NotTheAusGP last weekend and it looked like a pretty cool thing…
19.03.20 - NL Blog
Self isolating in Canada...
I wasn't expecting to be sat in Toronto at this stage of the season but, as we all know, the situation with coronavirus has forced a few plans to be changed. The positive is I'm now spending some time with my family at home. I left Australia after the GP…
13.03.20 - NL Blog
2020 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
It goes without saying that I was extremely excited to finally make my debut in Formula 1 this weekend but it will have to wait. The safety and well being of all the drivers, team members, and fans has to be the priority and I believe the right decision was…
11.03.20 - F1 Race Preview
2020 Australian Grand Prix
Well, I’m busy making the final preparations ahead of my Formula 1 race debut at the Australian Grand Prix. It’s going to be a pretty big week for me! I flew to Melbourne last Friday to give myself as much time as possible to adapt, especially having passed through 11…
06.03.20 - NL Blog
2020 Pre-season testing
So, that’s pre-season testing complete! The six days have flown by and the next time I’ll be in the car will be during FP1 in Melbourne. Reflecting further on the progress we’ve made in Barcelona, I feel as ready as I can be for my maiden Grand Prix. Being a…
20.01.20 - NL Blog
Toronto and my 2020 F1 race number
Hi guys, First of all, I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. As we gear up for the season ahead, it’s time to reveal my Formula 1 race number for 2020. The one I’ve chosen is… 6! The main reason is that 6 is so closely linked…
06.12.19 - NL Blog
Postcard from Abu Dhabi
Hi guys. I wanted to give you an update after a hugely busy week in Abu Dhabi that included my reveal as a ROKiT Williams Racing driver in 2020, the final Formula 2 weekend of my career, and an F1 test day to round off the year. Coming into the…
01.12.19 - NL Blog
F1-bound Nicholas secures second in FIA F2 Championship
Nicholas Latifi said an emotional farewell to the FIA Formula 2 Championship today by securing second place in the driver’s standings with a podium during the final race of the campaign in Abu Dhabi. The 24-year old Canadian revealed last Thursday that he will be stepping up to a Formula…
28.11.19 - Announcement
Nicholas to race for ROKiT Williams Racing in 2020
Nicholas will step up to a full-time FIA Formula One World Championship race seat in 2020, after being confirmed today as a ROKiT Williams Racing driver. The 24-year-old Canadian joined the British team in 2019 as reserve driver and gained valuable experience across the season through a programme of testing,…
26.11.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas ready for final push at formula 2 finale in Abu Dhabi
Canadian racer Nicholas Latifi is aiming to secure the runner-up position in the FIA Formula 2 Championship when the season comes to a close in Abu Dhabi this weekend. After nine months of competition over 11 rounds, Nicholas enters the finale 10 points clear of nearest rival Luca Ghiotto, thanks…
19.11.19 - NL Blog
A postcard from Brazil
Bom dia! Another postcard for you. This time from the Brazilian Grand Prix, my third opportunity in a row to get more mileage in the F1 car following the runs in Mexico and the US. Before heading to São Paulo I went home to Canada, taking advantage of having three…
05.11.19 - NL Blog
A postcard from Austin
Howdy! Nicholas here, checking in fresh from the US GP. After my last FP1 run in Mexico City I took a bit of a detour to Colorado with my coaches, just for a bit of training. It was a new experience for me as we did some camping. Wow, it…
28.10.19 - NL Blog
A postcard from Mexico
Hola everyone! So, a different approach to the FP1 reports this time – a couple of postcards from my trip to the F1 rounds in Mexico and – next week – the US. First up, Mexico, and it was great to get back in the Williams on Friday for the…
29.09.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas consolidates P2 with F2 podium in Sochi
Canada's Nicholas Latifi returned to the podium and strengthened his grip on P2 in the FIA Formula 2 Drivers’ Championship during this weekend's penultimate event in Russia. He set the pace during Friday’s free practice session and secured P2 on the grid, behind title rival Nyck de Vries, in a…
25.09.19 - NL Blog
Latifi pushing to close F2 points gap in Russia
Nicholas Latifi is aiming to maximise his point-scoring opportunities when his FIA Formula 2 Championship title fight resumes at the penultimate round of the season in Russia this weekend (27-29 September). The Canadian, who has four F2 wins to his credit this year, heads to Sochi occupying P2 in the…
08.09.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas rues missed opportunities at incident-packed Monza
Canadian racer Nicholas Latifi left this weekend's FIA Formula 2 Championship round empty handed after a double dose of misfortune at Italy's Autodromo Monza. The 24-year-old began the tenth round of the season lying second in the drivers' championship and determined to narrow the gap on leader Nyck de Vries.…
28.08.19 - NL Blog
Latifi set for F1 and F2 action at iconic venues
Canadian racer Nicholas Latifi will continue his Formula 1 and Formula 2 programmes across the coming weekends (30 August – 1 September and 6 – 8 September) at two historic motor racing venues in Belgium and Italy. Nicholas has taken four victories in this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship, more…
04.08.19 - NL Blog
Hungary winner Nicholas closes on F2 title lead
Canada's Nicholas Latifi closed on the FIA Formula 2 Championship lead in Hungary this weekend with a virtuoso race-winning display. The 24-year-old arrived in Hungary keen to close in on title leader Nyck de Vries, having returned to the podium at the last round in Great Britain. A difficult practice…
03.08.19 - NL Blog
Latifi strikes back with fourth win of 2019
Canada's Nicholas Latifi returned to winning ways as he claimed his fourth victory of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship with an emphatic display in Hungary today. The Canadian took three wins across the opening three rounds and remained in firm contention for the title despite being hindered by a…
30.07.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas resumes F2 title hunt in Hungary
Canada's Nicholas Latifi will continue his quest for the FIA Formula 2 Championship title when racing resumes this weekend at the Hungaroring circuit in Hungary (2 - 4 August). Nicholas heads to the venue, located on the outskirts of capital city Budapest, second in the championship, having taken three wins…
14.07.19 - NL Blog
Latifi closes on FIA Formula 2 title lead at Silverstone
Nicholas Latifi took points out of the FIA Formula 2 championship leader after two thrilling races at the historic Silverstone circuit in Great Britain this weekend. The 24-year-old Canadian was keen to reignite his challenge in the wake of setbacks in recent rounds that prevented him from turning race pace…
10.07.19 - NL Blog
High-speed Silverstone awaits F2 title challenger Latifi
Nicholas Latifi is determined to get his FIA Formula 2 Championship title challenge back on track this weekend when the action shifts to his favourite circuit - Silverstone in Great Britain. The 24-year-old Canadian started his 2019 campaign with victories in Bahrain, Azerbaijan and Spain, but while his race-leading pace…
30.06.19 - NL Blog
F2 challenger Latifi out of luck in Austrian Alps
FIA Formula 2 Championship title contender Nicholas Latifi endured a frustrating weekend as the series reached its mid-point in the picturesque Austrian mountains. The Canadian, a three-time winner in 2019, arrived in the Austrian town of Spielberg keen for an upturn in results after a challenging couple of rounds in…
23.06.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas takes valuable points from French F2 round
Nicholas Latifi added more valuable points to support his FIA Formula 2 Championship title charge at Circuit Paul Ricard in France this weekend. Nicholas, a three-time Formula 2 winner in 2019, opened the weekend with another Friday practice appearance for ROKiT Williams Racing in Formula 1, as part of his…
21.06.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas racks up more F1 mileage in France
Nicholas Latifi gathered more Formula 1 experience during free practice for the French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard today. As part of his Reserve Driver duties with ROKiT Williams Racing, Nicholas took the reins of the Mercedes-powered FW42 for Friday’s opening 90-minute session. He not only gained more personal…
18.06.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas ready for F1 and F2 outings at Paul Ricard
Nicholas Latifi is braced for a busy programme of on-track action at this weekend's French Grand Prix where he will drive both Formula 1 and Formula 2 machinery. The Canadian travels to Circuit Paul Ricard leading the FIA Formula 2 Championship drivers’ standings and keen to extend his advantage at…
07.06.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas enjoys productive FP1 outing on home ground
Canada's Nicholas Latifi drove ROKiT Williams Racing’s FW42 for the first time during an F1 race weekend earlier today when he lapped Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve during the opening Canadian Grand Prix practice session. The Formula 2 title leader is the British squad's official Reserve Driver in 2019 and had…
25.05.19 - NL Blog
Latifi leaves tricky Monaco with Formula 2 title lead
Nicholas Latifi remains in the lead of the FIA Formula 2 Championship despite enduring a challenging weekend in Monaco. The Canadian underlined his pure pace by leading the way through Thursday’s opening free practice session around the iconic streets of the Principality. He set the third-fastest time during qualifying but…
21.05.19 - NL Blog
Formula 2 title leader Latifi primed for Monaco
The glamorous streets of Monaco are the setting for the fourth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, where Nicholas Latifi is seeking to extend his title advantage this weekend. The Canadian heads to Monaco with a 26-point advantage in the Drivers’ standings after taking three victories from the opening…
15.05.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas adds more experience at F1 test
Canada’s Nicholas Latifi added to his F1 experience by covering more than 1,000km at the wheel of ROKiT Williams Racing’s FW42 car in Spain this week. The 23-year-old, ROKiT Williams Racing’s reserve driver, got his first taste of the Mercedes-powered car in Bahrain last month, and returned to the cockpit…
12.05.19 - NL Blog
Latifi extends Formula 2 title lead with more points in Spain
Nicholas Latifi extended his title advantage in the FIA Formula 2 Championship in the wake of another race-winning weekend, this time in Spain. Latifi arrived at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya leading the Drivers’ Championship after starting the 12-round series with victories in Bahrain and Azerbaijan. The Canadian started from P2…
11.05.19 - NL Blog
Latifi extends F2 title lead with victory in Spain
Nicholas Latifi claimed his third victory of the year and extended his lead in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with a commanding performance at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today. Success in the closely-fought, 37-lap Feature Race ensured the Canadian maintained his impressive start to the season. He has won three…
07.05.19 - NL Blog
F2 title leader Latifi poised for Spanish fight
Nicholas Latifi is out to build on his FIA Formula 2 Championship lead this weekend when the series reaches Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Canadian has taken the championship initiative, claiming two victories from the opening events in Bahrain and Azerbaijan. He holds a 19-point lead in the title battle…
28.04.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas wins again and takes Formula 2 title lead
Nicholas Latifi maintained his impressive start to the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship by moving into the lead of the title race with a classy victory at the Baku City Circuit. The 23-year-old Canadian qualified P7 on the grid at the challenging six-kilometre long street venue but made gains to…
24.04.19 - NL Blog
VIDEO: My first F1 test with ROKiT Williams Racing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU9WGl4zPsc&t=1s
23.04.19 - NL Blog
Latifi raring to get back to Baku
Nicholas Latifi will head to this week’s second round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship eager to maintain his race-winning momentum at the Baku City Circuit. The Canadian had a productive outing last month in Bahrain when an opening round victory catapulted him into Formula 2 title contention, while a…
03.04.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas makes first Williams F1 appearance in Bahrain
Nicholas Latifi made his first Formula 1 testing appearance of 2019 in Bahrain on Wednesday as part of his duties as ROKiT Williams Racing reserve driver. The Canadian joined the British team ahead of the 2019 season to gain further F1 experience in rookie tests and free practice sessions at…
31.03.19 - NL Blog
Latifi leaves Bahrain in Formula 2 title mix
Nicholas Latifi capped a strong opening round to the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship with a second podium finish in Bahrain today, leaving the 23-year-old at the heart of the title battle. The Canadian stormed to victory in the Feature Race on Saturday meaning he took up eighth place on…
30.03.19 - NL Blog
Latifi makes winning start to 2019 F2 season
Nicholas Latifi got his 2019 FIA Formula 2 campaign off to a perfect start with an emphatic win in the opening Feature Race in Bahrain on Saturday. Latifi and DAMS travelled to the Sakhir International Circuit following an encouraging pre-season period, and the 23-year-old qualified a strong fourth on the…
26.03.19 - NL Blog
Latifi primed for Formula 2 season opener
Nicholas Latifi will return to racing action this weekend when the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship gets underway at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain [29 - 31 March]. The Canadian and his DAMS Racing team have enjoyed a busy winter of preparation in anticipation of the new season, honing…
07.03.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas encouraged by F2 test pace at Barcelona
Nicholas Latifi and DAMS were left buoyed by their performance during the second and final pre-season test for the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Spain. Following three days of running at Jerez last week, 23-year-old Nicholas headed to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for another three days of action across Tuesday,…
28.02.19 - NL Blog
Latifi quickly on the pace at opening F2 test
Nicholas Latifi got his preparations for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship underway by showing strong pace during testing at the Circuito de Jerez this week. The Canadian completed 245 laps through the course of the three-day test in Spain - amounting to over 1000km of running - undertaking an…
18.02.19 - NL Blog
Nicholas primed for 2019 Formula 1 and Formula 2 programmes
Nicholas Latifi is primed for a busy phase of pre-season preparations with ROKiT Williams Racing in Formula 1 and DAMS in Formula 2, following a rejuvenating winter period. "After Abu Dhabi I came back to the UK and had my first visits to Williams, which involved meeting the team, and…
11.12.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi confirms F2 return in 2019
Canadian racing driver Nicholas Latifi will race in next season’s FIA Formula 2 Championship with DAMS Racing. The 23-year-old has been a multiple race winner in Formula 1’s official feeder series for the last two seasons and his strong form with DAMS recently led to him being called up to…
03.12.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi joins Williams Martini Racing
Nicholas Latifi will join Williams Martini Racing as a Reserve Driver for the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship season. The Canadian will support the team at race weekends and at its UK base to help maximise performance of its 2019-season car. He will also be involved in the team’s…
25.11.18 - News
Qualifying pace goes unrewarded at F2 finale
The final round of the FIA Formula Two Championship at Abu Dhabi failed to live up to its potential for Nicholas Latifi, after early Qualifying success was undone by a double dose of misfortune. The omens looked good on Friday, when the Canadian stormed to P3 in Qualifying, putting his…
21.11.18 - News
Motivation high for Nicholas Latifi at F2 season finale
Nicholas Latifi is aiming to shine under the floodlights in Abu Dhabi this weekend when the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship season reaches its climax at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Canadian’s confidence heading into the final round has been boosted by a positive run of results during his last…
30.09.18 - News
Nicholas continues hot F2 pace at Sochi
Nicholas Latifi extended his impressive run of form this weekend, collecting his second podium from three events during the FIA F2 Championship round at Sochi, Russia. The Canadian was one of the standout performers at the penultimate round of the series. He followed his best Qualifying result of the season…
27.09.18 - News
Sochi double for Nicholas Latifi
Nicholas Latifi is set for a busy weekend at the upcoming Russian Grand Prix (28 - 30 Sept) where he will tackle the Sochi Autodrom circuit in both the Formula One and Formula Two categories. The 23-year-old Canadian will first take to the track on Friday, driving the Racing Point…
19.09.18 - News
Nicholas adds Sochi FP1 to his Formula One programme
Nicholas Latifi will tackle his third Formula One Free Practice of 2018 at the upcoming Russian Grand Prix in Sochi (28 - 30 September). As part of his test and development role with the Racing Point Force India F1 Team, 23-year-old Nicholas will drive the team’s latest VJM11 chassis at…
02.09.18 - News
Double points for Nicholas Latifi at Monza
Nicholas Latifi continued his resurgent form in the FIA Formula 2 Championship by charging to two top-five finishes during this weekend's races at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy. A week after claiming a victory at Spa, the Canadian settled back into his place at the sharp end of the competition…
26.08.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi makes winning F2 return at Spa
Nicholas Latifi made a dramatic return to the top step of the FIA Formula 2 Championship podium today after a lights-to-flag victory in the Sprint Race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. The Canadian arrived at the season's ninth round determined to put a recent run of bad luck behind him, and he…
22.08.18 - News
Nicholas is fired up for F2 success at Spa
Nicholas Latifi can’t wait to get back on track as his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign resumes at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this weekend (24-26 August). Refreshed and fully motivated after a four-week break since the previous event in Hungary, the 23-year-old is determined to put his recent run…
31.07.18 - News
Nicholas puts future F1 aero to the test in Hungary
Nicholas Latifi helped the Sahara Force India F1 Team collect data for its 2019-season car during 451km of testing at the Hungaroring today. Just over a week after his second Free Practice session of the year at Hockenheim, the Canadian strapped back into the VJM11 car to resume his test…
29.07.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi out of luck in Hungary
Nicholas Latifi left Hungary empty-handed after a double dose of back luck at this weekend's FIA Formula 2 Championship rounds in Budapest. In both races the Canadian was affected by factors beyond his control. A broken alternator cable brought his DAMS Racing car to a halt in Saturday's Feature Race,…
25.07.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi eyes more Hungary success
Nicholas Latifi is hoping to repeat his successful racing form in Hungary when the FIA Formula 2 Championship reaches Budapest for round eight this weekend (27-29 July). The Canadian finished a close second in last year's Feature Race in Hungary, just two tenths off the win, and went on to…
20.07.18 - News
Nicholas completes second FP1 test
Nicholas Latifi racked up another 123km at the wheel of a latest-spec Formula One car today (Friday) when he completed a second Free Practice 1 (FP1) session for the Sahara Force India F1 team. Six weeks after his maiden FP1 session at June’s Canadian Grand Prix, Nicholas was back in…
10.07.18 - News
More Formula One testing for Nicholas Latifi
Nicholas Latifi will return to the cockpit of Sahara Force India's VJM11 Formula One car for two more test appearances this month. The 23-year-old has been working with the British-based team since the start of 2018 as its official reserve and test driver. Six weeks after his maiden Free Practice…
08.07.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi: I'll keep pushing
Nicholas Latifi has vowed to keep pushing for improvement after a disappointing showing at this weekend's FIA Formula 2 Championship rounds at Silverstone, Great Britain. Twelve months after a memorable lights-to-flag victory in the Sprint Race, Nicholas was left dissatisfied with two P17 finishes from the third in a series…
01.07.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi targets increased pace at Silverstone
Nicholas Latifi took another FIA Formula 2 Championship point from the Red Bull Ring this weekend, but believes bold set-up changes to his car could unlock more pace for the next round at Silverstone in the UK. The Canadian, who turned 23 on Friday, finished second in last year's Feature…
24.06.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi stretches his F2 points run in French thriller
Nicholas Latifi extended his run of points-scoring finishes in two action-packed FIA Formula 2 Championship races at Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France this weekend. The Canadian came away with P7 and P8, having also served notice of his potential by leading several laps of the Sprint Race, and by…
20.06.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi wants positive F2 outcome on French soil
Nicholas Latifi is targeting a point-scoring start to three back-to-back race weekends as the FIA Formula 2 Championship heads to France for round five this weekend (22-24 June). The Canadian heads to Circuit Paul Ricard for just the second time in his career with the objective of putting all the…
13.06.18 - News
Q&A – Nicholas reflects on his FP1 debut in Canada
With his Free Practice 1 (FP1) debut successfully completed at the Canadian Grand Prix, Nicholas has looked back at the experience of driving the Sahara Force India F1 Team's VJM11 at Montreal's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve last weekend. Q: You completed 28 laps during FP1 at the Canadian Grand Prix. How was…
08.06.18 - News
Home comforts for Nicholas's F1 debut in Montreal
Canadian racing driver Nicholas Latifi made a successful Grand Prix weekend debut earlier today when he represented the Sahara Force India F1 Team in the Free Practice 1 (FP1) session at the Canadian Grand Prix. The 22-year-old has been working with the British-based team, which currently occupies sixth place in…
06.06.18 - News
Nicholas set for FP1 debut at the Canadian GP
Nicholas Latifi is ready to make his Free Practice 1 (FP1) debut with the Sahara Force India F1 Team at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. The 22-year-old will drive the team's VJM11 chassis in front of his home crowd on Friday morning. He will take to Montreal's 4.36km Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve…
26.05.18 - News
Nicholas: "I wanted more from Monaco"
Nicholas Latifi was a points winner in both races at the fourth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Monaco this weekend, but he left the Principality frustrated not to have achieved more. The 22-year-old Canadian proved he had race-leading pace by setting second quickest time during Thursday's Practice.…
23.05.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi set to take on the streets of Monaco
Canada's Nicholas Latifi is relishing the chance to take on the most famous race track in the world this week, when the FIA Formula 2 Championship returns to the iconic Circuit de Monaco [24 – 26 May]. The 3.337km street circuit is one of the most technical in the F2…
15.05.18 - News
First Sahara Force India F1 test performance pleases Nicholas
Nicholas Latifi has declared his maiden test with the Sahara Force India F1 Team a success after completing 107 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today. The 21-year-old was recruited as the team's third driver at the beginning of the year and his on-track outing during day one of F1's…
13.05.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi rues missed opportunity in Spain
Nicholas Latifi said his Formula Two race weekend in Barcelona was "a missed opportunity" after a start line stall effectively ruined his chances of success at the championship's third round. The 22-year-old Canadian was one of the pace-setters at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in 2017 and carried the same speed…
08.05.18 - News
Nicholas Latifi keen to build F2 momentum
After a podium finish at the previous round in Baku, Nicholas Latifi heads to this week's third round of the FIA Formula Two Championship in Spain keen to continue his front-running form. The 22-year-old DAMS Racing driver ignited his title challenge with a haul of 20 points in Azerbaijan late…
01.05.18 - News
Nicholas to make test debut with Sahara Force India F1
Nicholas Latifi will make his first appearance as Sahara Force India Formula One team's Reserve and Test Driver on 15 and 16 May, driving this season's VJM11 car at the Barcelona test following the Spanish Grand Prix. The test is the first opportunity for Nicholas to work with the team…
29.04.18 - News
Podium return for Nicholas Latifi in Baku
Canada's Nicholas Latifi delivered a pair of standout performances at this weekend's F2 Championship round in Baku, battling to a podium and a fifth place to kickstart his title campaign with a haul of 20 points. The 22-year-old arrived in Azerbaijan aiming to bounce back from a difficult opening round…
24.04.18 - News
Nicholas aiming for podium repeat in Baku
Nicholas Latifi is targeting a repeat of last year’s double podium-winning form when he returns to Azerbaijan’s Baku City Circuit this week for round two of the FIA F2 Championship (27–29 April). The 22-year-old Canadian collected two third places at the track in 2017, banishing the disappointment of a mechanical…
08.04.18 - News
VALUABLE LESSONS LEARNED IN FORMULA 2 SEASON OPENER
The 22-year-old took his DAMS Racing-prepared car to an 11th-placed finish in Saturday's Feature Race at the hot and dusty Sakhir International Circuit, followed by 10th in the Sprint Race on Sunday. Although the results were not what Nicholas had hoped for, he achieved one of his aims for the…
03.04.18 - News
NEW F2 SEASON BECKONS FOR TITLE HOPEFUL NICHOLAS
The 22-year-old was one of last year's F2 front-runners, and following a race win and a string of podiums he returns for another season with DAMS Racing in 2018, his sights set firmly on the title. This weekend's races herald the beginning of a new technical era in F2 when…
23.03.18 - News
Nicholas returns to the F2 cockpit in Bahrain
Canadian racing driver Nicholas Latifi made a successful return to his FIA Formula Two Championship cockpit this week, racking up a marathon 173 laps during the final pre-season test. Nicholas, who was sidelined from the Paul Ricard test earlier this month because of illness, experienced the new-for-2018 F2 car for…
16.02.18 - News
Nicholas to drive an F1 car at the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix
Canadian racer Nicholas Latifi will drive a Formula One car on home soil in 2018 after Sahara Force India confirmed he will take part in the Friday Free Practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix (8-10 June). The 22-year-old was revealed as the British F1 team's 2018 reserve and test…
05.01.18 - News
Nicholas joins Sahara Force India as reserve and test driver
The 22-year-old Canadian, a race winner and nine-time podium finisher in the FIA Formula Two Championship during 2017, will take part in young driver test sessions and participate in a number of Friday practice sessions at Grand Prix events. Nicholas said: “I’m really excited about the opportunity. Sahara Force India…
24.12.17 - News
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19.12.17 - News
Nicholas picks out his 2017 Formula 2 photographic highlights
As the end of the year rapidly approaches, Nicholas has picked out six of his favourite images from his latest racing campaign and has given the back story to each in a new video. The 22-year-old describes his thoughts and feelings as he looks back at the Sprint Race in…
11.12.17 - News
Nicholas: 2017 F2 season was a "massive step forward"
The 22-year-old has officially signed off from the 2017 season by evaluating an F2 campaign in which he took his first category race victory at Silverstone in July and claimed nine podiums with his DAMS Racing squad. Being consistently one of the fastest drivers in the F2 category and securing…
26.11.17 - News
PODIUM FINALE TO NICHOLAS'S F2 CAMPAIGN
The result capped an impressive season for the 22-year-old, who secured a total of nine podiums and a maiden F2 race win during his best season to date with DAMS Racing. Nicholas made the podium on all but three of this year's 11 race weekends. He showed front-running pace again…
22.11.17 - News
Winning target for Nicholas Latifi at F2 finale
The 22-year-old Canadian has impressed this season, taking eight podiums and a Sprint Race win at Silverstone in July. This weekend he is hoping to reach another career milestone with a maiden Feature Race victory. "The goal is to win the Feature Race and get that ticked off my 2017…
08.10.17 - News
Nicholas stars in Spain to grab another F2 podium
Nicholas Latifi delivered a brace of intelligent drives to claim his eighth podium of the season in the penultimate FIA Formula 2 Championship event of 2017 at Jerez in Spain this weekend. P2 in today's Sprint Race built upon P4 in yesterday’s thrilling Feature Race, in which the 22-year-old came…
03.10.17 - News
Nicholas is aiming high at 'unknown' Jerez
Nicholas Latifi is targeting a strong haul of points and further progress in the FIA Formula Two Championship when the penultimate round of the season gets underway at Spain's Circuito de Jerez this weekend. The 22-year-old is determined to bounce back from an up-and-down weekend at Monza last month, where…
03.09.17 - News
Nicholas scythes through the Monza spray for another F2 podium finish
Having lapped 13th quickest in free practice, Nicholas struggled in qualifying around the legendary ‘Temple of Speed’, winding up a disappointing P14 on the grid after struggling to establish a good feeling behind the wheel of his Dams Racing machine. “We started a bit on the back foot in practice,…
30.08.17 - News
VIDEO: Nicholas previews F2 round nine at Monza
Monza is a high-speed, low downforce track, with long straights and tricky chicanes. It is famed for corners like the Lesmos and the Parabolica, and it's where Nicholas has vowed to bounce back after the disappointment in Belgium. The action starts on Friday, with practice and the all-important qualifying session…
27.08.17 - News
Nicholas vows to recover quickly from Belgian F2 disappointment
Nicholas Latifi is determined to bounce back from the disappointment experienced in the latest rounds of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, where circumstances beyond his control robbed the Canadian of the chance to continue his recent run of strong form. The race weekend at the super-fast…
23.08.17 - News
Nicholas raring to go as Formula 2 reignites at Spa
Nicholas scored his sixth podium of the year at the last round in Hungary, then drove Renault's R.S.17 Formula 1 car at the championship's mid-season test before returning to his home town Toronto. "It's one of the few opportunities in the season when I get to be home for a…
02.08.17 - News
Nicholas's F1 test garners valuable feedback for Renault Sport
As part of his duties as the squad's Official Test Driver, Nicholas remained in Hungary after his podium-winning F2 performance last weekend, to drive the team's current R.S.17 car during the opening day of the test (Tuesday). The Canadian completed 54 laps with a best time of 1min 20.302secs, the…
30.07.17 - News
Nicholas stars in Hungary to claim his sixth F2 podium of the season
The 22-year-old, fresh from his first F2 victory at Silverstone earlier this month, was fifth quickest in free practice around the Hungaroring, but the DAMS Racing driver was slightly disappointed to qualify in P7. “I put in a good banker lap in qualifying and was quite confident that if I…
27.07.17 - News
VIDEO: Nicholas's mid-season review
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25.07.17 - News
Nicholas Latifi bids to extend his run of podium glory at Hungaroring
The 22-year-old travels to the demanding venue as one of the on-form drivers in the Formula 1 feeder series, having rocketed to fourth in the points standings thanks to a run of podium finishes. Of course, his crowning glory was domination of the Sprint race last time out at Silverstone…
16.07.17 - News
PEERLESS NICHOLAS SPRINTS TO MAIDEN F2 SUCCESS AT SILVERSTONE
Nicholas regards the legendary circuit as his favourite on the F2 calendar, and he lapped at the sharp end from the outset, placing P4 in free practice and grabbing P6 on the grid for Saturday’s longer Feature Race. But he still wasn't entirely happy with that result. “I was really…
11.07.17 - News
Nicholas Latifi: 'I know what I have to do at Silverstone'
The Canadian had an up and down weekend in Great Britain last year, which was his first full season in the then GP2 series. He got off to a strong start with P3 in Qualifying, and ran in the same position for much of the Feature Race before his inexperience…
09.07.17 - News
FURTHER PODIUM JOY FOR NICHOLAS IN AUSTRIA
The Canadian impressed with two third place finishes at the previous round in Baku, and he kept up the momentum during Saturday's Feature Race in Austria, when a battling drive and a shrewd race strategy propelled him to second place, just 1.3 sec behind the winner. The weekend got off…
05.07.17 - News
Nicholas carries podium momentum to Austria
Latifi, who turned 22 last week, vaulted to fifth in the drivers' championship when he secured a pair of third-place finishes in Azerbaijan, and he hopes to maintain that momentum when the fifth round of the F2 series gets underway with free practice and qualifying on Friday. "I feel pretty…
25.06.17 - News
PODIUM DOUBLE VAULTS NICHOLAS UP F2 SERIES STANDINGS
Returning to the scene of what he described as his ‘worst outing by far’ of 2016, Nicholas immediately demonstrated a renewed sense of confidence as he lapped eighth-quickest during an incident-strewn free practice session. Qualifying was even more of an interrupted affair, punctuated by three red flag periods, but P3…
21.06.17 - News
Nicholas Latifi optimistic ahead of Baku return
The 21-year-old Canadian, a race leader at the second round in Barcelona, is a big fan of street circuits and is eager to build on his eighth place in the F2 drivers’ championship. Added to the Formula One and F2 calendars last year, Baku represents unfinished business for Nicholas, who…
06.06.17 - News
Nicholas boosted by test in 2017 Renault Sport Formula One Team car
As part of his test driver duties, 21-year-old Nicholas was drafted in to drive the team's R.S.17 during a Pirelli tyre test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on 17 May. The F2 race winner took over from regular driver Jolyon Palmer who was behind the wheel the day before. Nicholas,…
27.05.17 - News
Nicholas unlucky in Monaco
The 21-year-old Canadian came close to taking the first F2 win of his career at Barcelona earlier this month, but the likelihood of a repeat performance on the streets of the Principality went up in smoke on lap seven of Friday's 41-lap Feature Race, when his car coasted to a…
23.05.17 - News
Monaco pressure awaits Nicholas as he returns to FIA F2 Championship action
The 21-year-old, who came desperately close to taking the first F2 win of his career at Barcelona earlier this month, will lock horns with his rivals on the 3.33km Monaco track when Free Practice gets underway on Thursday afternoon. Then, only a handful of hours later, Nicholas will do battle…
16.05.17 - News
Nicholas set for latest-spec F1 car test
The 21-year-old joined Renault Sport Formula One Team last year as Test Driver as part of a long-term programme. As well as his team role, Nicholas is a brand ambassador for team partner Infiniti in Canada. Nicholas will take to the track on the second day of the test, Wednesday,…
14.05.17 - News
NICHOLAS STARS ON WAY TO F2 PODIUM IN SPAIN
The foundations for the 21-year-old’s strongest F2 performance of the 2017 season were laid in Saturday’s 37-lap Feature Race, in which he charged to a P6 finish. Nicholas started on the hard ‘prime’ compound of Pirelli tyre, with the intention of switching to the soft ‘option’ tyre later in the…
09.05.17 - News
Nicholas: 'I have the potential to run at the front in Barcelona'
The Canadian scored a fourth-place-finish at the opening round of the new season in Bahrain four weeks ago and he hopes to be in the leading pack once again when racing shifts to one of his favourite and most familiar circuits for round two. Last year, Nicholas steered his DAMS…
16.04.17 - News
Nicholas makes points-scoring start to new F2 season
The DAMS Racing driver ended Sunday's sprint race in Sakhir just 4.6sec shy of the podium after an impressive run up from P11 during which he managed his tyres shrewdly on a circuit renowned for its abrasive surface and scorching temperatures. It was a confidence-inspiring performance for the 21-year-old, and…
05.04.17 - News
Test success boosts Nicholas Latifi ahead of F2 return
Nicholas's time was quickest across all three days at the Sakhir International Circuit last week, underlining his pace-setting potential before he embarks on a second season in F2 with DAMS Racing. The test was the second and final chance for Nicholas to reacquaint himself with his F2 car before the…
22.12.16 - News
Nicholas Latifi reflects on his 2016 season in the GP2 series
Q: How do you rate 2016 as a whole? NL: “The best way I can sum it up is as a big, big learning year. Going into it, the plan was that it was always going to be about learning and development. But that didn't mean I approached it with…
02.12.16 - News
Nicholas Latifi sets the pace at final GP2 test of 2016
The 21-year-old Renault Sport F1 Team test driver was quickest at the corresponding test 12 months ago, and completed the double today, as the only driver in the 21-car field to set a time under 1m49s. "Fastest overall is the best way to finish off the season and provides a…
27.11.16 - News
Nicholas Latifi ends 2016 GP2 season with points finish
Ninth in Saturday's 31-lap Feature Race was Nicholas's seventh top-ten result from the 11-round series, and added to a points tally that started with second place in the opening race in Barcelona. But while another top-ten was a positive way to end his 2016 campaign with DAMS, Nicholas was left…
23.11.16 - News
Nicholas Latifi looks for a positive performance at GP2 season finale
The 21-year-old’s first full season in GP2 got off to a near-perfect start at Barcelona in May when he finished second in the opening race, before then going on to record a further six top-ten finishes in the ultra-competitive 11-round series. With a second season in GP2 confirmed for 2017,…
02.10.16 - News
Nicholas manages Malaysian heat for top ten finish at Sepang
Like the majority of the field, Nicholas was a newcomer to the Sepang International Circuit – returning to the GP2 calendar following a three-year absence – and had to get to grips with the notoriously abrasive track during a shorter-than-usual 30-minute practice session on Thursday. “A new circuit is always…
29.09.16 - News
Nicholas aims to make a fast GP2 start in Malaysia this weekend
The GP2 field is returning to Malaysia for the first time since 2013 and that means almost the entire grid will have no previous experience racing at the track. Nicholas is determined to add to his championship points haul this weekend and facing a new track is an attractive prospect…
04.09.16 - News
Narrow points miss for Nicholas at Monza
The Canadian, who got his season off to a flying start with a podium at the opening round in Barcelona, was the fastest man on track during part of Saturday's Feature Race and capped his weekend with a fine eighth place in Sunday's Sprint Race. However, Nicholas lost Sunday's point-scoring…
28.08.16 - News
Nicholas bounces back with GP2 performances at Spa-Francorchamps
The DAMS Racing driver, a podium finisher at Barcelona earlier this season, spent the summer break understanding how he could avoid a repeat of the frustrating results at the most recent GP2 races in Hungary and Germany. And his work paid off at Spa as he qualified in a solid…
25.08.16 - News
Nicholas is ready for his GP2 racing return at Spa Francorchamps
Nicholas, who has one podium finish to his name so far in 2016, used the summer break to enjoy some time relaxing with his family at home in Toronto and to thoroughly analyse his performance during a sequence of two back-to-back race weekends in Austria, the UK, Hungary and Germany.…
01.08.16 - News
Nicholas aims to increase his competitive edge at Spa
The Canadian, who is tackling his first full season in GP2, completed the seventh round of the GP2 Series at Hockenheim in Germany earlier today and now has three weeks away from the paddock to prepare for round eight at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium (26-28 August). “I’m going to use…
24.07.16 - News
More GP2 mileage and learning for Nicholas at the Hungaroring
The Canadian was optimistic that experience gained at the Hungaroring on his GP2 debut in 2015 would play into his hands this weekend. However, the track surface, which was recently resurfaced, did not behave as was expected and made overtaking even more difficult than normal at the notoriously tight circuit.…
20.07.16 - News
Nicholas aims to put his limited GP2 experience to good use in Hungary
The sixth round of the series will be played out near Budapest and the 21-year-old is optimistic that the experience he gathered during the corresponding races in 2015 – his debut event in the GP2 category – will help as he targets success in both the Feature and Sprint races.…
10.07.16 - News
Silverstone learning experience will benefit Nicholas in GP2
The proud Canadian rates the home of the British Grand Prix as his favourite track on the GP2 calendar and, after putting a frustrating practice session firmly behind him, the 21-year-old showed his talent during Friday qualifying for the fifth round of the GP2 Series. A storming lap close to…
03.07.16 - News
Nicholas Latifi shows his GP2 speed in Austria's mixed weather conditions
The notoriously changeable weather at the Spielberg circuit created difficult conditions at the fourth round of the GP2 series, though Nicholas, competing in his first full GP2 season, showed flashes of pace to cut it in all weathers. Friday practice yielded early promise as the 21-year-old found himself among the…
29.06.16 - News
Nicholas Latifi is determined to get back on the GP2 points trail in Austria
An impressive podium finisher at the opening GP2 round in Barcelona, Nicholas jumped to eighth in the drivers' standings before two disappointing events at Barcelona and Baku denied him the opportunity to add to his points tally. Now, just two weeks after returning from Azerbaijan, the 21-year-old is eager to…
19.06.16 - News
Nicholas looks to the future for change in GP2 fortunes
Nicholas, who is competing in his first full GP2 season and was a podium finisher at the opening GP2 round in Barcelona earlier this season, had to overcome a sequence of setbacks on Baku’s street circuit as he tried to add to his haul of 20 championship points. He lined…
16.06.16 - News
Nicholas expects everything to be equal for Baku GP2 battle
Baku is the latest destination to be added to the Formula One and GP2 calendars in 2016 and the 3.7-mile street circuit that takes in parts of the medieval city, a contemporary skyline and views across the Caspian Sea, will present a new challenge for all of the teams and…
28.05.16 - News
Latifi suffers frustrating GP2 weekend in Monte Carlo
The 20-year-old arrived at the famous street circuit after scoring impressive P2 and P7 finishes at round one in Barcelona (13-15 May) and was hoping to build on his fourth place in the GP2 Drivers’ standings by securing some more championship points this weekend. Things started well for the DAMS…
25.05.16 - News
Monaco challenge excites GP2 racer Nicholas Latifi
The GP2 Series heads to Monte Carlo this weekend for its second round of the season and Nicholas is hoping to back up his P2 and P7 finishes at round one in Barcelona with another strong performance on Monaco’s famous street circuit. The Canadian has spent the time between each…
15.05.16 - News
Nicholas Latifi makes history at GP2 Series opener in Barcelona
This weekend’s GP2 races were Nicholas’s first with his new DAMS Racing team and it was his first opportunity to put all of his preparation and hard work during pre-season to the test in a fiercely competitive GP2 field that contains 21 other drivers in 2016. “Overall, I’m really happy…
12.05.16 - News
GP2 preparation is key to success for Nicholas Latifi
The 20-year-old will kick off his first full GP2 campaign at Circuit de Barcelona, Catalunya in Spain this weekend (13-15 May) when he drives for the highly-decorated DAMS team. Taking to the track in Friday’s opening GP2 practice session is a moment Nicholas is relishing as it will be his…
05.05.16 - News
Nicholas completes first test with Renault Sport Formula One Team
The 20-year-old was unveiled as the team’s official Test Driver in March but needs to earn his FIA Super Licence before he can drive in any of this season’s FP1 sessions that get a Grand Prix weekend underway. Nicholas therefore headed to the iconic Silverstone circuit in England to get…
22.04.16 - News
Nicholas takes centre stage at TSN
Nicholas flew home after his GP2 pre-season testing schedule reached its conclusion and joined presenter Tim Hauraney in TSN’s Toronto studio to discuss his new role as a Renault Sport Formula One Team test driver and his hopes for the upcoming GP2 season with the DAMS squad. Away from the…
01.04.16 - News
Nicholas benefits from positive GP2 testing programme
The 20-year-old, who set the ultimate pace during three days of testing in Abu Dhabi at the end of 2015, has just wrapped up his European testing schedule after driving at Barcelona and Jerez in Spain. Each test lasted for three days. Nicholas and his French team used their track…
14.03.16 - News
Canada’s Nicholas Latifi joins Renault Sport Formula One Team
The 20-year-old, who hails from Toronto, will be put through a test schedule to enable him to gain his Super Licence with a view to participating in at least one Free Practice [FP1] session during the course of this year’s Formula One season. Nicholas will undertake his new Test Driver…