The much-loved Canadian driver gave us many special moments in his three-year stint in the world of Formula 1. But the moment that will go down in history is his retirement in Abu Dhabi in 2021, which gave Max Verstappen the opportunity to celebrate his first World Championship.
This move testifies to the fact that Williams is entering a new era in which it will not rely on pay-drivers, such as Latifi and previously Stroll and Sirotkin. The British team appears to be moving towards a formal – informal partnership with Mercedes.
Let’s not forget that the head of Mercedes, Toto Wolff, owns a percentage of shares in Williams. This will give the vacancy created, barring a shocking windfall, to Nick de Vries, who made an excellent debut with the British team at Monza.
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