“It’s not his fault,” Nicholas Latifi expexted to wait longer for his upgrades after Albon’s crash at Silverstone

Nicholas Latifi would have to wait longer after an unlucky race at Silverstone.

Nicholas Latifi
Nicholas Latifi

Nicholas Latifi had his F1 career’s best ever start position on the grid at the British Grand Prix after he qualified P10, edging out Pierre Gasly and Valtteri Bottas, and surprising the entire team from getting the car into Q3. This raised high hopes from the team for him to score some points, and help the team climb further in the constructor’s championship. 

The race start at Silverstone was pure chaos, Pierre Gasly, Zhou Guanyu, and George Russell were part of a mega crash that saw the Alfa Romeo flipping upside down and go beyond the barrier. In the midst of this carnage, Sebastian Vettel’s Aston Martin hit Alex Albon, taking one of the Williams out of the race, before it even properly started. 

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Latifi was still in the race, and on his way to score his maiden points for this season, but as it seemed later in the race with a safety car and a total of 6 retirements in the race, the chances were that either Mick Schumacher scores his first ever points in his F1 career, or Latifi scores points this year, and it seemed to go in the way of Mick Schumacher after he made a pit stop and overtook Latifi with ease, and Latifi went back in the field, finishing behind Lance Stroll, on P12. 

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Nicholas Latifi lagging behind in upgrades 

Nicholas Latifi
Nicholas Latifi

It is interesting to note that both Latifi and Schumacher do not have any major upgrade, and after this race, the Williams of Nicholas Latifi was due to get new upgrades, but as it seems after the chaotic and unlucky race for the team, he would have to wait further for any upgrades. “[It’s] not his fault. A shame for the team, because it’s definitely going to set the whole programme back, and there’s a reason why we don’t have two this weekend,” he stated, as F1Briefings quoted him. 

Latifi currently has no points and stands at the back of the table, and the team stands at the same position, but with 3 points from Alex Albon.

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