Latifi is toast

Latifi is toast

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Jasandjules

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67,916 posts

210 months

Friday 23rd September
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Looks like Williams decided they don't need his cash after all.

So is DeVries in?

trackdemon

11,476 posts

242 months

Friday 23rd September
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You'd have to argue he's more deserving on pure talent, if that can be judged on one race w/e (which I guess you can, it's a lot more than 'just a test'). Can't think who else would get it.

kambites

65,076 posts

202 months

Friday 23rd September
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Jasandjules said:
So is DeVries in?
I suspect de Vries will be in somewhere, but IMO probably not at Williams. My best guess is:

Gasley to Alpine
de Vries to Alpha Tauri
Someone from F2 to Williams

jm doc

2,171 posts

213 months

Friday 23rd September
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Jasandjules said:
Looks like Williams decided they don't need his cash after all.

So is DeVries in?
What’s happened, has he been sacked?

Europa Jon

401 posts

104 months

Friday 23rd September
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jm doc said:
What’s happened, has he been sacked?
No, his contract ends this year.

CooperD

2,658 posts

158 months

Friday 23rd September
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Perhaps he will move to Endurance Racing or Formula E.

Pflanzgarten

1,105 posts

6 months

Friday 23rd September
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kambites said:
Jasandjules said:
So is DeVries in?
I suspect de Vries will be in somewhere, but IMO probably not at Williams. My best guess is:

Gasley to Alpine
de Vries to Alpha Tauri
Someone from F2 to Williams
I suspect Mercedes will want de Vries in at Williams and out of the hands of Marko.

rallycross

11,808 posts

218 months

Friday 23rd September
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I’d argue he is slower than toast !

Muzzer79

6,871 posts

168 months

Friday 23rd September
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Pflanzgarten said:
kambites said:
Jasandjules said:
So is DeVries in?
I suspect de Vries will be in somewhere, but IMO probably not at Williams. My best guess is:

Gasley to Alpine
de Vries to Alpha Tauri
Someone from F2 to Williams
I suspect Mercedes will want de Vries in at Williams and out of the hands of Marko.
Problem is De Vries is out of contract with Mercedes at the end of the year IINM. So he can do what he likes.....

Rumour is that Williams will take Logan Sargeant. American.......

RDMcG

17,807 posts

188 months

Friday 23rd September
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Unique to finish 21st in a field of 20.

the-norseman

9,733 posts

152 months

Friday 23rd September
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RDMcG said:
Unique to finish 21st in a field of 20.
He finished 21 out of 20 (23) in 2020 as well.


deadslow

7,405 posts

204 months

Friday 23rd September
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he lived the dream, and can't complain. Good luck to him.

InformationSuperHighway

4,762 posts

165 months

Friday 23rd September
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deadslow said:
he lived the dream, and can't complain. Good luck to him.
His Dad bought the dream for him.. and he wasn't good enough.

Seemed a nice enough chap though.. and if my Dad had the money, I wouldn't object hehe

PhilAsia

1,549 posts

56 months

Friday 23rd September
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deadslow said:
he lived the dream, and can't complain. Good luck to him.
Blimey! A novelty of a positive post, and one that I can - for once - agree with shocker!!! rofl

williamp

18,367 posts

254 months

Friday 23rd September
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InformationSuperHighway said:
deadslow said:
he lived the dream, and can't complain. Good luck to him.
His Dad bought the dream for him.. and he wasn't good enough.

Seemed a nice enough chap though.. and if my Dad had the money, I wouldn't object hehe
Yes this. Hes not the first, he wont be the last. I would if my Dad had the cash, and I would for my children if I had the cash.

Sadly for him, his legacy will be the crash which forced the issue which decided the 2021 championship.

A Winner Is You

24,061 posts

208 months

Saturday
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williamp said:
InformationSuperHighway said:
deadslow said:
he lived the dream, and can't complain. Good luck to him.
His Dad bought the dream for him.. and he wasn't good enough.

Seemed a nice enough chap though.. and if my Dad had the money, I wouldn't object hehe
Yes this. Hes not the first, he wont be the last. I would if my Dad had the cash, and I would for my children if I had the cash.

Sadly for him, his legacy will be the crash which forced the issue which decided the 2021 championship.
Plus no matter how much money you have, a serious level of skill is needed to even be in contention for an F1 seat. Perhaps said money is also the only reason we still have a Williams F1 team as well.

Piginapoke

3,773 posts

166 months

Saturday
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williamp said:
InformationSuperHighway said:
deadslow said:
he lived the dream, and can't complain. Good luck to him.
His Dad bought the dream for him.. and he wasn't good enough.

Seemed a nice enough chap though.. and if my Dad had the money, I wouldn't object hehe
Yes this. Hes not the first, he wont be the last. I would if my Dad had the cash, and I would for my children if I had the cash.

Sadly for him, his legacy will be the crash which forced the issue which decided the 2021 championship.
None of what happened in AD can be laid at the door of Latifi, and the abuse he took after the race was disgusting.

I'll always be grateful that his cash kept Williams afloat prior to Dorilton's purchase, and I've not once heard him moan (compare to Stroll, Mazepin). Good job Latifi..

Piginapoke

3,773 posts

166 months

Saturday
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Muzzer79 said:
Pflanzgarten said:
kambites said:
Jasandjules said:
So is DeVries in?
I suspect de Vries will be in somewhere, but IMO probably not at Williams. My best guess is:

Gasley to Alpine
de Vries to Alpha Tauri
Someone from F2 to Williams
I suspect Mercedes will want de Vries in at Williams and out of the hands of Marko.
Problem is De Vries is out of contract with Mercedes at the end of the year IINM. So he can do what he likes.....

Rumour is that Williams will take Logan Sargeant. American.......
Williams will take de Vries, unless Alpine or AT want him. If de Vries becomes unavailable it will be Logan Sergeant (who looks ok in F2).

Sandpit Steve

6,852 posts

55 months

Saturday
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RDMcG said:
Unique to finish 21st in a field of 20.
Mazepin was 21st last year.

Latifi was a nice guy, but thankfully the changes in the sport now mean that the teams towards the back of the grid can get by with a driver selected on merit, rather than bank balance.

I’m sure Williams will be happier chasing prize money with de Vries next season, than with sponsorship from Latifi.

PhilAsia

1,549 posts

56 months

Saturday
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Piginapoke said:
None of what happened in AD can be laid at the door of Latifi, and the abuse he took after the race was disgusting.

I'll always be grateful that his cash kept Williams afloat prior to Dorilton's purchase, and I've not once heard him moan (compare to Stroll, Mazepin). Good job Latifi..
I barely if ever contemplate Latifi's role, and didn't at the time. All came down Masi and his shocker manipulation of the rules, that undermined a whole season for everyone.