Did de Vries criticize Latifi at Williams?  / System 1

Did de Vries criticize Latifi at Williams? / System 1

Williams has yet to line up a second cockpit with Alex Albon, Nyck de Vries has briefly replaced Albon at Monza and may miss Nicholas Latifi’s qualifying.

Basically, things should be very clear. Because Nyck de Vries is brought from the Paddock Club during the race weekend at Monza to sit for Williams, as regular driver Alex Albon had to undergo appendicitis surgery.

Such a person enjoys a lot of protection of the puppy, so those involved are happy when everything goes well. Expectations are not high given the circumstances. Especially since de Vries only had training sessions this year. Once for Williams, once for Mercedes and at Monza for Aston Martin.

And what does de Vries do? Convinced to qualify with 13th place and eighth place on the grid due to many penalties from competitors.

The next convincing performance came in the race, the Dutchman finished ninth and immediately scored. Bold sports exclamation point.

“To do all this flawlessly – you can see not only that he has speed, but also his racing mind. He had to defend himself, attack, block the hole,” said Williams team boss Jost Capito.

The boss praises: “You didn’t see him nervous, even though he’s a natural inside. He did it professionally as if he’d never done anything other than drive a Formula 1 car. On the outside he’s a sunny boy, but he’s definitely pushing and he’s tough as nails. The way he pushes it the team and his statements are tough. It’s a good combination.”

For Nicholas Latifi, that is not a good combination, because the Canadian was only 15 years old. As a regular driver. Of course it’s humiliating, and the worst moment, when Latifi continues to fight for his future. And as mentioned at the beginning, it should be quite clear that de Vries gets the cockpit for 2023.

“It’s very difficult for him,” Capito said: “To put in a driver who is driving faster is a lot of pressure. As a Formula 1 driver you have to be able to handle the pressure, there are only 20. They are the best and you have to be able to handle that. We will have to see that now.”

Italian doctor, Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 h
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446sec
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3.405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5.061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5.380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6.091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6.207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +6.396
09. Nyck de Vries (NL), Williams, +7.122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7.910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8,323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, engine trouble
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, loss of water, engine overheats
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, energy recovery

Championship status (after 16 of 22 races)

the driver
01. Verstappen 335 points
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04.Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06.Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta’s 46
11. Gas 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricciardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17.zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Albon 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Builders Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 545 points
02. Ferrari 406
03.Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. Alpha Tauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6