(Motorsport-Total.com) – The last cockpit for the Formula 1 season is taken. On Thursday before the Abu Dhabi Astronomical Prix ( Formula 1 2019 reside in the ticker ) has the Williams Group of workers, as expected, officially confirmed that the 28 – year-old Canadian will be teammate to George Russell next year. The Mercedes Junior was already known as a regular driver.
Latifi is currently third Williams driver and 2019 has denied six Friday training sessions on the Formula 1 weekends. In parallel, he denies the current Formula 2 season, in which he lies before the season finale in Abu Dhabi behind the already established champion Nyck de Vries in second place.
team boss Claire Williams explains On the occasion of the announcement that she has “immensely impressed” Latifi with his previous work, even behind the scenes: “He has become an established and respected member of Williams.”
Latifi replaced in the Williams Group of workers Robert Kubica, whose career as Astronomical Prix pilot so probably ends. The Pole is currently associated, among other things with a commitment as the third driver at Haas.