Renault Sport F1 Team has joined their ranks Nicholas Latifi. The canadian rider has come to occupy a role of test pilot in the bosom of the team, sharing features with the already confirmed weeks ago Esteban Ocon. In this way, Latifi collated their role within the team with its presence in GP2 with the team DAMS, training with the who played his first full season in the category, because in 2014 and 2015, played a few rounds loose with Hilmer and MP Motorsport. The intention of Renault is to do at least one session of free practice in 2016.
To achieve this goal, Renault Sport F1 Team shall provide a schedule of tests appropriate to the canadian, since currently, Nicholas Latifi does not have the Superlicencia needed to pilot an F1 car. However, the trajectory of the pilot natural of Toronto is understated because her 20-years has competed for two seasons in the FIA European F3, as many in the Formula Renault 3.5 and has made appearances sporadic in GP2, with just a couple of podiums in his entire career. This announcement comes after the announcement of a Young driver Programme, with Oliver Rowland, Louis Deletraz, Jack Aitken and Kevin Jorg.
After confirming his signing by the team at Renault Sport F1, Nicholas Latifi wrote: “Be appointed test pilot of the team Renault is something very special, an incredible opportunity. There is a lot of history behind the name of Renault in the Formula 1, so to be able to be a part of that, and have the opportunity to learn with them and gain experience in a factory team is really a help in my development. My dream has always been to reach Formula 1, but there is a lot of work to do. This is another step to fulfil my potential dream of getting to the grill“.