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Williams to upgrade Nicholas Latifi’s car to match teammate Alex Albon

Williams to upgrade Nicholas Latifi's car to match teammate Alex Albon

Nicholas Latifi will have the same performance upgrades on his car as his Williams Formula One teammate Alex Albon at this weekend’s French Grand Prix.

The team said on Tuesday it now had parts for both cars after Albon tested them in Britain and Austria.

“While the weather in Silverstone and the Sprint format in Austria were not ideal for testing, we have seen enough encouraging feedback to ensure we have taken a step forward,” said Dave Robson, head of vehicle performance.

“As the weather is likely to be warm, dry and stable this weekend, we will try to use the course of Friday to update Nicky about the new parts and also to continue to understand how we can improve the performance of the new package. make the most of it.”

Williams is last in the constructors’ standings with three points, all scored by Albon.

Canada’s Latifi, whose position with the team after this season is uncertain, is the only driver on the grid to score with the 22-race championship now entering its second half at Le Castellet.

“We’ve seen positive signs of it [the upgrade package] so far on Alex’s car, so looking forward to getting my first taste,” said Latifi.

“Hopefully it can bring us that extra bit of relative pace that we’ve been missing and put us more in the fight.”