Joss Capito has revealed that Nicolas Latifi could be in contention for a contract extension into 2023 with Williams if he can impress in the upcoming rounds.
The Williams driver is currently 20th in the Drivers’ Championship and the only driver, other than Nico Hulkenberg, to have zero points this season.
But it’s not been all bad for Latifi this season. He topped final practice in Hungary in wet conditions and made it into Q3 at the British Grand Prix!
“We have our two drivers. We announced Alex. I think he handled our drivers very well. Also, with Nicky, he’s improved a lot in recent races,” Capito told Sky F1.
“He is willing to continue with us, and we would be willing to continue with him. He has now another three European races where he can prove he can get better with the car, get more confident with the car.
“He was on a good way recently. If he used the break properly and shows his performances, there is a good chance of us being with him next year.”
The team does have other options to race alongside Alex Albon in 2023 in F2 driver Logan Sargeant, who is set for a free practice outing at COTA this year, or even Daniel Ricciardo.
“[Logan Sargeant] has a good chance to get the points for the Superlicence for next year. I think we are sorted with drivers and have good options.”
Who do you think Williams should choose for 2023?