Latifi admits he must improve or lose Williams seat


Nicholas Latifi has admitted that he must improve on his performances if he is to keep hold of his seat alongside Alex Albon at Williams.

The Canadian driver will race at his first home Grand Prix this weekend, at Montreal’s Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve.

He will join Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll in being one of two Canadians at the event.

The pressure is on for Latifi, however, with the 26-year-old having only finished ahead of his teammate once in eight races this season.

“He has adapted faster than me to the new car and it’s up to me to change things,” he has told Canadian outlet, Journal De Montreal.

But could failure to improve on his results really see Latifi dumped from his F1 seat?

Latifi: I would be lying if I said my seat was secure

As reported by, Australian youngster Oscar Piastri could be set to make his debut at the British Grand Prix, replacing Latifi at Williams.

Piastri is known to have had a recent seat fitting with the team, although this was brushed aside by Williams sources as being in readiness for a third driver role.

“I definitely need to improve my performance,” Latifi said. “I would be lying if I told you that my place on the team is secure. I am aware that the situation must change.”

Amid the reports, when asked if he feels his seat is at threat, he replied: “No more than all the other drivers on the grid whose contract expires at the end of the season.

“I admit that, since the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, I have not had a good feeling in the car.”

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