Latifi suspects distinction between chassis explains a part of deficit to Albon · RaceFans

Nicholas Latifi isn’t satisfied his chassis is able to performing in the identical method as that of his group mate Alexander Albon.

In his third season of F1, Latifi has been constantly out-paced by Albon, who arrived at Williams this yr. After ending sixteenth in his dwelling race final weekend Latifi admitted “there wasn’t actually something pleasant about it.”

“We’ve been missing a lot tempo proper from the off,” he defined. “Low gas, excessive gas, when tyres are good, after we’re managing tyre degradation. I imply, we’re simply method too far off.”

He hopes to make use of the hole earlier than the following spherical at Silverstone to know his deficit to his group mate.

“We’ve got to make use of this two-week break and attempt to perceive, see if we will discover something,” stated Latifi.

“For me it needs to be one thing fairly basic as a result of there’s no state of affairs or situation on-track, not even when individuals aren’t pushing flat-out and I really feel I’m, that the tempo is aggressive. So we’ll see, try to reset going into Silverstone and go from there.”

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Latifi admitted he lacked confidence within the group’s 2022 automobile earlier within the yr. Nonetheless he’s satisfied his issues transcend that.

“I really feel it’s far past the driving fashion situation,” he stated. “For certain, firstly of the season, there was part of that, you possibly can possibly nonetheless attribute a number of the lap time delta to that.

“However for me, wanting far past that, wanting far previous any of the boldness limitation that I really feel I used to be having firstly, the tempo will simply not be there. There’s conditions the place I simply don’t really feel my automobile is able to doing what I see he’s doing on the information, which isn’t a pleasant feeling to be in.

“It’s a bit puzzling. So once more, we’ll use this two-week break to see what we will analyse.”

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