May 12, 2021

Williams will perform better at Imola, Latifi predicts · RaceFans

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In the round-up: Nicholas Latifi expects Williams will be more competitive at the second round of the world championship in Imola.

In brief

Latifi expects “truer read” at Imola

Williams had a difficult start to the new season in Bahrain where strong winds upset the handling of the FW43B. Latifi, who retired shortly before the end of the race with a power unit problem, said he’s “excited” about the team’s chances at the next race as “Imola was obviously one of the tracks that seemed to suit our car much nicer last year.”

The Bahrain race turned out better for the team than they initially expected, he said.

“Despite the difficulties we faced, obviously the main problem was the engine, I think the car pleasantly surprised me in a few aspects comparing to how it felt in testing and last year.”

He expects the team’s performance at Imola will be more representative of what they can expect for the rest of the season.

“I guess [there] is a bit of hope and optimism on that side going to a track which hopefully has more stable wind conditions, a track that I think the layout of the track will suit our car better. We are curious to see how we’re going to perform and get a truer read on where we will be for the rest of the year.”

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