Latifi excited to race under new regulations – “Can’t wait to experience it”

Williams driver Nicholas Latifi is excited to race under the new regulations, saying it was a fresh start for everyone involved.

2022 will see new regulations introduced into the sport. There will be changes made to the aerodynamic rules, meaning cars will be able to do wheel-to-wheel-racing and overtaking more often and with greater ease.

As a result, it was predicted that there would be very intense and close racing in the upcoming season. The midfield and the rear end will be able to take the fight to the top teams, at least on paper.

Latifi revealed that he was excited to race under the new regulations, saying he was looking forward to racing in a different sport.

“I’m looking forward to showing off our car and getting behind the wheel of the FW44,” he said in his pre-season journal piece for the Williams website.

“No one is really sure what each other’s cars are going to look like, there will be new liveries up and down the grid. This whole unveiling period is a great way to kick off the new year.

“With it being a new era in F1, it’s something that I was already looking forward to from the beginning of last year, but obviously, the rules were delayed.

Nicholas Latifi in his Williams gear. Abu Dhabi, December 2021.
Latifi (pictured) is looking forward to the new season. Source: planetf1.com

“I can’t wait to experience what it’s going to feel like driving these new cars and, hopefully, everything works how it’s supposed to, which will make for some exciting and close racing.”

Grind

“There’s been a lot of training plus I’ve spent plenty of days in the factory, mainly in the simulator,” the Canadian continued.

“This is the first year in a long time that I’m not going away to a hot climate for a dedicated physical training camp.

“With lots to learn about the new car regulations, I’ve decided to stay mainly in London because I’ll be spending plenty of days at the factory.

“Much of my training is happening in and around where I live, which is nice. It’s been a case of getting out for some cardio in the typical British cold, wind and rain! I pair this with some normal gym sessions, pretty standard stuff,” he concluded.

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