The illness that helped define F1's newest addition

The illness that helped define F1's newest addition

Williams has announced Nicholas Latifi will take its final seat for 2020, and in the process completed the grid for next year. But while he doesn't have a mindblowing junior record, there is more to Latifi than some observers may think

As Nicholas Latifi lay in a hospital bed in January 2018, he had no idea how much the situation was going to impact his season.

In terms of results, it led to a nightmare Formula 2 campaign - motorsport is a results-driven industry. But, ultimately, it helped shape him into a driver who won't do a bad job in Formula 1, and could even prove to do better than that.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just