Latifi finding a “rhythm” with regular FP1 Williams outings

Nicholas Latifi is now finding a “rhythm” as he prepares to take part in his third consecutive practice session at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Latifi will take Robert Kubica’s seat for the first free practice session on Friday, making it his third consecutive outing, having taken part in practice at both the Mexican and United States Grands Prix.

He also drove for Williams earlier in the year at the Canadian, French and Belgian Grands Prix, and having now got some regular running under his belt, the F2 driver has said that it is helping him find a rhythm.

“I am excited to get another opportunity to jump back in the car in Brazil.” said the 24-year-old.

“It will be my third FP1 in a row, in such a short period of time, so that’s good for the rhythm.”

Latifi already has experience of the Interlagos circuit, having taken part in Friday Free Practice last year with Williams, and so he is hoping to be straight up to speed as he will not need time to learn the track.

“I drove in FP1 there last year, so I know the track and that will help me get up to speed.

“It is a unique circuit, and an older style compared to the more modern venues. It is smaller, tighter, but the track has a lot of character,”

Latifi’s outing on Friday will be his last of the season and Williams Senior Race Engineer, Dave Robson, has confirmed that they will be expecting the Canadian to be able to help set up the car for the weekend and that the team will also be testing some new parts for next season.

“We look forward to Nicholas’s help in setting up the car for this demanding circuit.” added Robson.

“In addition to the normal qualifying and race preparation, we will also look at several test items as we continue our build-up to the 2020 season.”