Nicholas Latifi

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Nicholas Latifi
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born (1995-06-29) 29 June 1995 (age 22)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season 2017
Current team DAMS
Car no. 6
Starts 21
Wins 1
Podiums 9
Poles 0
Fastest laps 4
Best finish 5th in 2017
Previous series
2014-16
2014-2015
2014-2015
2013-14
2013
2013
2012
2012
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
European Formula 3
Toyota Racing Series
British Formula 3
Italian Formula Three
Continental Tire SCC

Nicholas Latifi (born 29 June 1995) is a Canadian racing driver, currently serving as Force India’s F1 development driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

He began his karting career in 2009 and competed until 2012.

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge[edit]

He competed in the 2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge for Rehagen Racing driving a Ford Mustang GT.[1]

Toyota Racing Series[edit]

He signed with Giles Motorsport team to compete in the 2013 Toyota Racing Series.[2] He finished ninth overall.

Formula 3[edit]

He started his F3 career by competing in the Italian Formula Three in 2012 with BVM.[3] He won his first F3 race in Vallelunga Circuit on 16 September 2012. He finished seventh in the final standings.[4]

In 2013, he raced in several series including Masters of Formula 3, British Formula 3 Championship, and FIA European Formula Three Championship, all with Carlin Motorsport.[5][6][7] He finished seventh in the 2013 Masters of Formula 3 race.[8] On 25 July 2013, he claimed his first poles in his racing career in Spa.[9]

Formula Renault 3.5[edit]

After running in selected rounds of the Formula Renault 3.5 series in 2014 for Tech 1 Racing, Latifi joined Arden International to race in the championship in 2015.[10]

Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain[edit]

Latifi made an appearance in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain in 2014, driving for Redline Racing at Rockingham Motor Speedway and scoring a fourth-place finish in the second of two rounds there.[11][12]

Formula One[edit]

On 14 March 2016, Renault announced Latifi as their new test driver for the 2016 season. In 2018, Force India announced him as their reserve driver.[13]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Italian Formula 3 Championship BVM 24 1 0 2 4 117 7th
Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Rehagen Racing 1 0 0 0 0 2 84th
2013 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Carlin 30 0 0 0 0 45 15th
British Formula 3 Championship 11 0 2 1 1 97 5th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 7th
Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 15 0 0 0 0 503 9th
2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Prema Powerteam 30 0 0 0 1 128 10th
Porsche Carrera Cup GB Redline Racing 2 0 0 0 0 14 23rd
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 6 0 0 0 1 20 20th
GP2 Series Hilmer Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 32nd
2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Arden Motorsport 17 0 0 1 0 55 11th
Porsche Carrera Cup GB Samsung SUHD TV Racing 8 0 0 0 1 72 11th
GP2 Series MP Motorsport 8 0 0 0 0 0 27th
2016 GP2 Series DAMS 22 0 0 0 1 23 16th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship DAMS 21 1 0 4 9 178 5th
2018 Formula One Sahara Force India F1 Team Test Driver
FIA Formula 2 Championship DAMS 2 0 0 0 0 0 14th*

† As Latifi was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2013 Carlin Volkswagen MNZ
1

15
MNZ
2

16
MNZ
3

Ret
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

10
HOC
1

23
HOC
2

22
HOC
3

15
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

27
BRH
3

7
RBR
1

5
RBR
2

Ret
RBR
3

7
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

19
NOR
3

Ret
NÜR
1

19
NÜR
2

17
NÜR
3

21
ZAN
1

8
ZAN
2

11
ZAN
3

Ret
VAL
1

17
VAL
2

11
VAL
3

Ret
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

13
HOC
3

Ret
15th 45
2014 Prema Powerteam Mercedes SIL
1

6
SIL
2

2
SIL
3

4
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

6
HOC
3

Ret
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

17†
PAU
3

Ret
HUN
1

22
HUN
2

9
HUN
3

10
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

7
SPA
3

5
NOR
1

4
NOR
2

8
NOR
3

Ret
MSC
1

7
MSC
2

8
MSC
3

17†
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

8
RBR
3

4
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

10
NÜR
3

Ret
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

6
IMO
3

4
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
10th 128

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2014 Tech 1 Racing MNZ
1
MNZ
2
ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
MSC
1
MSC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

18
LEC
1

16
LEC
2

9
JER
1

16
JER
2

2
20th 20
2015 Arden Motorsport ALC
1

8
ALC
2

14
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

13
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

17
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

Ret
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

5
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

Ret
BUG
1

Ret
BUG
2

7
JER
1

7
JER
2

10
11th 55

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2014 Hilmer Motorsport BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA

22
YMC
SPR

17
32nd 0
2015 MP Motorsport BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

14
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA

18
SOC
SPR

14
BHR
FEA

15
BHR
SPR

11
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

C
27th 0
2016 DAMS CAT
FEA

2
CAT
SPR

7
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

Ret
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

13
RBR
FEA

10
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

11
SIL
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

16
HUN
SPR

12
HOC
FEA

14
HOC
SPR

17
SPA
FEA

13
SPA
SPR

9
MNZ
FEA

16
MNZ
SPR

15
SEP
FEA

14
SEP
SPR

10
YMC
FEA

9
YMC
SPR

12
16th 23

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2017 DAMS BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

4
CAT
FEA

6
CAT
SPR

3
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

13
BAK
FEA

3
BAK
SPR

3
RBR
FEA

2
RBR
SPR

8
SIL
FEA

8
SIL
SPR

1
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

6
SPA
FEA

DNS
SPA
SPR

9
MNZ
FEA

3
MNZ
SPR

16
JER
FEA

4
JER
SPR

2
YMC
FEA

5
YMC
SPR

3
5th 178
2018 DAMS BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

10
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
CPR
FEA
CPR
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
14th* 0

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mustang Wins: 2012 BMW Performance 200 at Daytona Race Recap". stangtv.com. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nicholas Latifi signs up for 2013 Toyota Racing Series". Toyota Racing Series. Toyota Racing Management. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Latifi signs with BVM Target and prepares for the Italian Formula 3 European Series". nofenders.com. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nicholas Latifi wins his first F3 race at Vallelunga". racecar.com. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "LOTS TO LEARN FOR CARLIN DRIVERS IN ZANDVOORT". carlin.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Carlin adds three cars to growing British F3 grid". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jann Mardenborough joins Carlin's four-strong European F3 line-up". autosport.com. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "CARLIN ZANDVOORT ROOKIES PUT ON A STRONG SHOW". carlin.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Spa British F3: Nicholas Latifi claims first poles of racing career". autosport.com. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Hayward, Joshua (23 April 2015). "World Series Renault - Teams prepare as season 11 nears". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Nicholas Latifi gets Tech 1 Formula Renault 3.5 outings". autosport.com. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Rees takes first Carrera Cup GB win at Rockingham". British Automobile Racing Club. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "GP2 racer Latifi gets Renault F1 role, poised to make FP1 debut". Autosport. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 

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