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Nicholas Latifi

Latifi breaks long silence as career change announced

The Canadian racer left Williams at the end of 2022 after a three-year spell in F1.

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Nicholas Latifi has broken his long silence after leaving Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season.

Williams elected to promote Logan Sargeant into a race seat for 2023, meaning Latifi's three-year stint came to an end, with the Canadian going silent on his social media feeds ever since a farewell message in December 2022.

But on Tuesday, Latifi - whose F1 career is best remembered for the late crash in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the subsequent controversial title-deciding Safety Car - posted on Twitter to announce a career change.

After that which handed Max Verstappen the title, Latifi received death threats and was subjected to jibes on social media.

Latifi's career change

Latifi, who recorded a best finish of seventh in the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, announced that he has applied, and been accepted for a business MBA course at the London Business School.

Business has long been of interest to Latifi, with it being something he wanted to follow post his racing career.

After a five-month process, he has been accepted onto a course, and will begin his studies in August of this year.

The 61-time Grand Prix starter also added that he would not be closing the racing chapter of his career but that 2023 "was the right time" to explore different opportunities.

His full post can be seen below.

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