Very struggling at Spa last weekend where he finished dead last in the Grand Prix, Nicholas Latifi knows that it will be difficult for him to shine at Zandvoort: the Dutch track requires a lot of support from Formula 1, which is far from being the primary quality of his Williams.
« It’s a track that requires a lot of downforce and is of course very narrow and fast, » said the Canadian pilot. « At all similar circuits this season we haven’t really been competitive, our car still lacks downforce. It’s exposed to the wind and that will also be an element to take into account. »
« I don’t expect the car to be as competitive as it was at Spa, and we saw last year that it was tough, but there could still be opportunities, we’ll see. Q2 must remain our minimum objective, whatever the pace of the car. We will take the sessions one after the other. »
Williams F1 has yet to decide who will be Alex Albon’s team-mate for the 2023 season, and Nicholas Latifi knows what he has to do in the upcoming races if he wants to get the seat he currently has. .
« Of course, I have been talking to the team for several weeks now. My intention is very clear on my side: I want to stay. I know what is expected of me, namely to be efficient. Last weekend was obviously not ideal from that point of view. »
« There won’t be anything magical, it’s not like it’s enough for me to be very good in a particular race to get the seat, I just have to perform consistently. It’s also simple as that. »