Williams Martini Racing has now confirmed threat Canadian Nicholas Latifi will be the teams reserve driver.
Latifi competed in Formula 2 this season but struggled with the new F2 car compared to teammate and 2019 Toro Rosso Driver Alexander Albon.
Latifi has participated in a number of Friday practice sessions this season with Force India but now switches to Williams.
“I’m thrilled to be joining an iconic team like Williams as a Reserve Driver for 2019.” Said the Canadian.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to continue my F1 development, and to build my on-track experience with more FP1 sessions and the rookie and Pirelli tests.”
“As well as this, a big part of my role will be simulator driving and helping to support the development of the new car.”
Claire Williams has this to say:
“I am delighted to confirm Nicholas Latifi as a Reserve Driver for the 2019 season. Nicholas has been racing successfully in the junior formula, he has the racing pedigree that we’re looking for and he is incredibly intelligent and diligent.“
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