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Nicholas Latifi
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Canada.svg Canadian
Date of Birth 29 June 1995
Date of Death
Début 2017 Bahrain Feature Race
Titles 0
Formula Two Career
Entries 44 (43 Starts)
Wins

2

First Win 2017 Silverstone Sprint Race
Poles

0

FLs

6

Points

251

Former Teams
Current Season
Team Flag of France DAMS
Number Standings Points
6 9th 91
Nicholas Latifi
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Canada.svg Canadian
Date of Birth 29 June 1995
Date of Death
Début 2014 Yas Marina Feature Race
Titles Unknown
GP2 Series Career
Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Wins

0

First Win Unknown
Poles

0

FLs

0

Points

0

Teams Flag of Germany Hilmer Motorsport
Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport
Flag of France DAMS

Nicholas Latifi, born 29 June 1995, is a Canadian-Iranian racing driver, whom competed for DAMS during the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship.[1] Son of Canadian businessman Michael Latifi, Latifi serves as the reserve driver for the Force India Formula One team.[2]

Background

Latifi came to motorsport relatively late compared to his rivals, starting in karting at the age of fourteen, before deciding to move into car racing in 2012, aged seventeen. The Canadian racer would duly compete in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, as well as a campaign in the Italian Formula 3 Championship. Ultimately, it was in the latter that Latifi found greater success, with the Canadian racer decided to commit himself to single seaters from 2013 onward.

Single-Seater Slalom

For the 2013 season Latifi would sign up to race in three different series, with his primary focus being on the British Formula 3 Championship and FIA European Formula 3 Championship. Of the two it was in the British series that Latifi performed better, with the Canadian racer ending the season in fifth overall. He would also compete in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand, but was little more than a regular point scorer.

The European F3 Championship became Latifi's main focus for 2014, although the Canadian racer would make a few appearances in Formula Renault 3.5, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and get his first taste of the GP2 Series.[3] After a quiet season, Latifi switched focus to the FR 3.5 Series for 2015, alongside a longer campaign in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. The Canadian racer would also get another shot in the GP2 Series, before ultimately securing himself a full time seat in the second tier of single-seater racing for 2016 GP2 Season.[4]

GP2/Formula Two History

Latifi's first taste of the GP2 Series came at the conclusion of the 2014 Season, with Hilmer Motorsport hiring the Canadian racer to replace Daniel Abt at the season finale.[3] Ultimately it proved to be a quiet weekend for Latifi, with the Canadian racer failing to score, leaving him without an offer to race in 2015.[5] Yet, Latifi's name would not disappear from the GP2 Series scene in 2015, with the Canadian having the advantage of a healthy war chest at his disposal to secure a drive.

MP Meeting

Latifi's opportunity for a GP2 Series seat in 2015 came halfway through the season, with MP Motorsport selling their #16 seat on a race-by-race basis after Sergio Canamasas left the team.[6] Latifi's second GP2 debut came at the Hungaroring, with the Canadian failing to score in either race once again.[7] However, Latifi would be retained by the team for the rest of the season, with the Canadian taking over the #16 car again for the final six races of the season, although Latifi again failed to score at all.[8]

DAMS Determination

In spite of failing to score in any of his ten GP2 appearances, Latifi managed to secure a seat at GP2 racing specialists DAMS, whom partnered the Canadian with Alex Lynn for the 2016 campaign.[4]

Post GP2/F2 History

Latifi got his first taste of a Grand Prix weekend at the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix, with the Canadian racer taking part in FP1 for Force India.[2]

Full GP2/Formula Two Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Nicholas Latifi's career in Formula Two in statistical form.

GP2/Formula Two Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Nicholas Latifi during their GP2/F2 career:

Latifi's Overall GP2 Series Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2014 Flag of Germany Hilmer Motorsport 11 Dallara GP2/11 32nd 0
2015 Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 10 Dallara GP2/11 27th 0
2016 Flag of France DAMS 6 Dallara GP2/11 16th 23
Latifi's Overall Formula Two Record
2017 Flag of France DAMS 10 Dallara GP2/11 5th 178
2018 Flag of France DAMS 6 Dallara F2 2018

Career Results

Below is a table showing Nicholas Latifi's full Formula Two record.

Template:2014 Results/24Template:2015 Results/24Template:2016 Results/24
FIA Formula Two Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2017 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Spain Flag of the United Arab Emirates 5th 178
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
11th 4th 6th 3rd Ret 13th 3rd 3rd 2nd 8th 8th 1st 2nd 6th DNS 9th 3rd 16th 4th 2nd 5th 3rd
2018 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Russia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 9th 91
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
11th 10th 5th 3rd 14th 8th 9th 8th 7th 8th 11th 8th 17th 16th Ret 16th 8th 1st 5th 4th 2nd Ret

References

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References:

  1. David Gruz, 'DAMS confirms Latifi for 2018, Albon for Bahrain only', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/06/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/dams-confirms-latifi-for-2018-albon-for-bahrain-only-1021418/?s=1, (Accessed 14/06/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Latifi joins Force India as reserve and test driver', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 05/01/2018), https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/1/latifi-joins-force-india-as-reserve-and-test-driver.html, (Accessed 06/07/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Peter Allen, 'Nicholas Latifi replaces Daniel Abt at Hilmer for GP2 finale', paddockscout.com, (Formula Scout, 19/11/2014), http://www.paddockscout.com/nicholas-latifi-replaces-daniel-abt-at-hilmer-for-gp2-finale, (Accessed 06/07/2018)
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