Formula 1 star Nicholas Latifi will line up on the grid for Round 2 of the Racing Edge SimRacing Series!
Latifi features in the second round of Racing Edge’s new eSports championship that takes place this Tuesday 28th April 2020 at 4pm EST (1pm PST). You can watch the race live on the Racing Edge YouTube channel.
Canadian Latifi is a race driver for the ROKiT Williams Racing F1 team and a keen Sim Racer! However, the F1 season is currently on hold due to the global Coronavirus outbreak.
The Racing Edge SimRacing Series comprises of six races across some of the world’s most challenging racetracks. It takes place on the iRacing platform with former GT3 Cup Champion Daniel Morad. All races are broadcast live on YouTube.
Tuesday’s second installment will see drivers compete for cash prizes across two categories at Belgium’s famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Latifi will race in the Audi R8 GT3 category, alongside fellow Canadian Morad.
Last week’s thrilling opening race saw plenty of drama! Drivers battled it out around COTA for cash prizes and online bragging rights.
Latifi has enjoyed a rapid rise through the motorsport ranks. He began his go karting career at the ripe old age of 13, before moving to Europe in 2012 to pursue a motor racing career.
Nicholas Latifi's rapid rise
Over the next 11 years, Latifi competed across many forms of racing. This included three different Formula 3 championships, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and Formula Renault.
In 2016, Latifi made the step up to GP2 – later rebranded as the FIA Formula 2 Championship. He had an instant impact and scored a podium at his very first race in Barcelona.
His first Formula 2 victory came in 2017 and he finished fifth in the overall standings with nine podium placings. In 2018, buoyed by his success the previous year, Latifi was named reserve driver for the Racing Point Force India F1 team. He continued to race Formula 2 on the same weekends and wracked up another victory and three more podium finishes.
Last year, Latifi took up the reserve driver position for Williams. He finished second in the Formula 2 Championship, with four wins and eight podiums. As a result, Williams rewarded him with a race driver seat for the 2020 season.
For more information on the Racing Edge SimRacing Series including results, race calendar and how to register, please visit our SimRacing page.
To keep up to date with Nicholas Latifi, visit his website.