Capito says Williams working to rebuild Latifi’s confidence after tough start to 2022

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Capito says Williams working to rebuild Latifi’s confidence after tough start to 2022

Daniel Nicholas Latifi, the 26-year-old Canadian-Iranian Williams F1 driver who had had a promising start-off of his career with a runner-up title in 2019 F2 championship, has been met with a tough beginning of 2022 season, as the Williams F1 driver found himself at the centre of several crashes this season.

Nonetheless, Williams chief Jost Capito said on Friday in an interview with F1 that he would be working with Latifi to rebuild his confidence. Williams often praises Latifi branding him as a driver who is “very fast...

if he is in the right place”. Latifi made his debut in F1 back in the 2020s on Australian Grand Prix.

Williams boss says will be working with Latifi to rebuild his confidence

In the matter of the fact, Latifi managed to finish three out of four events this season, though he is yet to close above sixteenth this season and has been found to be struggling to match the speed of his teammate Alex Albon.

Meanwhile, while being asked about the Imola sprint, adding that the team had taken some positive steps for Imola, Latifi said after the last weekend’s Emilia Romagna GP, “It was definitely a very tricky race,” said Latifi after the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

“I think everyone expected that when we saw the rain coming down ahead of going to the grid. It was very similar conditions to the start of the race here last year, so I’m pleased we managed to get to the end of the Grand Prix this year!

It was important for me to get that experience and continue to build my confidence in the car, as I still feel that it’s not quite where it needs to be yet. I think we made some steps doing that though, which is positive, and our pace at the end on the medium tyre was relatively strong”.

Throwing support behind his driver, Williams Chief Capito said, “It's a head game isn’t it? He is capable to drive very fast and can do the same lap times as Alex if he is the right place, I'm sure. The cars are a bit more difficult and trickier to drive than last year’s car.

And he has to get his head around it. He gets the full support from the team. Of course, if you have a couple of offs, what I would say is you have to fight a bit of confidence then, but he will get the full support of the team and we are sure he will get there”.