Latifi admits he is ‘under pressure’ at Williams as reports claim he could be replaced in Canada

Under-pressure Williams Racing driver Nicholas Latifi insists that he'll be driving for the team the entire season.

Nicholas Latifi’s future in Formula 1 is currently one of the most spoken about topics in the paddock, only to be outdone by many teams’ ongoing porpoising issues.

The Canadian driver is having a woeful 2022, where he has been outperformed by new team-mate Alex Albon at almost every round so far this season.

Latifi was the last of the running finishers at last weekend’s Azerbaijan GP, after crossing the line in 15th place.

It’s been rumoured that Latifi will be dropped mid-season, with either Alpine F1 Team reserve driver Oscar Piastri, or Mercedes reserve driver and reigning Formula E champion Nyck de Vries, taking his place.

The Canadian was asked about his future by reporters after the race in Baku, and Latifi remained confident that he’ll be driving for the entire year.

“I know I’m going to be driving for the rest of the year,” Latifi said.

“I don’t really have any comment to say about that.

Piastri is the main driver to have been linked with a mid-season swap to Williams, with some expecting the switch to come as soon as next week.

This weekend’s Canadian GP, the first since 2019 due to the pandemic, is rumoured to be Latifi’s last as a Williams F1 driver.

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Whether that happens is yet to be seen, with no official announcement made as of yet by neither driver or the team.

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One thing that is for certain, is that Latifi knows his career is on the line, with the Canadian admitting to the media that he must “improve”.

“I definitely feel I’m under pressure,” Latifi admitted.

“I think it would be the same for for any driver who doesn’t have a contract for for the following year.

“I think that pressure is always there, regardless of whether I was having great performances or where I am now, which is obviously not where I want to be.

“I obviously know I need to improve.

“I want to improve. I’m not happy with the way things are right now, so I just happy to try and keep making steps to improve it,” said the 2019 F2 World Championship runner-up.