“It was extraordinarily exhausting”- Williams’ boss discloses the tragic incident that affected Nicholas Latifi’s driving in 2022 F1 season

Nicholas Latifi has not been in his finest kind this 12 months. Williams staff boss Jost Capito lately spoke on the Excessive Efficiency podcast and revealed that the 2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP incident has affected Latifi’s driving.

Final 12 months, within the season finale in Abu Dhabi, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton had been combating for the championship. Within the closing phases of the race, Lewis Hamilton was main the race and was on monitor to win the championship when Latifi crashed and Security Automotive got here out.

When the Security Automotive ended, Max Verstappen on brisker tires overtook Lewis Hamilton and received the 2021 F1 drivers championship. Nicholas Latifi’s crash affected the title race and followers trolled the Canadian driver on social media.

@formularacers_ The 2021 Abu Dhabi season finale was additionally affected by Nicholas Latifi’s driving, so it really works each methods I assume.

Jost stated the incident affected Nicholas Latifi and since there was a break after the race, the staff couldn’t assist the driving force recover from his mistake. Jost stated:

“It was extraordinarily exhausting, I feel that’s exhausting for completely everyone and I feel everyone who didn’t undergo this has no concept how that feels.”

Jost additionally commented on Latifi going off social media and defined his causes for doing so:

“We stated that there’s was nothing mistaken, the whole lot was tremendous but it surely’s very tough to up them as a result of that was the tip of the season, all of them went on trip, they stated they must take the day without work. So he was not round right here each single day and it’s additionally we didn’t intrude there an excessive amount of as we knew what was taking place, we knew was happening that he switched his social media off but when we’d have interfered an excessive amount of, I feel we’d have made the scenario even worse.”

He added:

“So even for those who swap then your social media off, you might be in touch with different individuals who nonetheless see it and it’s happening, and also you simply can’t get away.”

Jost defined that this was why Latifi had such a foul begin to his season. Nicholas Latifi has scored no factors within the championship to this point, with solely six races remaining within the season.


Nicholas Latifi has the complete assist of the Williams staff even after a tough season

Jost additionally stated that the Williams staff absolutely supported Nicholas Latifi and had been assured he would return to his previous kind later within the season. Jost stated:

“I feel that was additionally a component why it took him fairly some time within the season to search out his competitiveness. I’m certain it affected his driving after that. And it could have affected my driving lots, I’m completely satisfied about this. So I can perceive that and because of this we gave him the boldness and supported him all of the season and we knew he would come again.”

Nicholas Latifi must placed on some good performances on the subsequent six races. In any other case, there’s a excessive likelihood he could possibly be changed at Williams subsequent season.

📰: Jost Capito believes the reactions that adopted after the Abu Dhabi crash affected Nicholas Latifi regardless of the assist from his staff, he additionally feels it’s an element to his poor efficiency this season which could result in him being changed.#F1 https://t.co/6IE9vDnUrk


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