4-Year Old Video Surfaces of Nicholas Latifi Trolling The EXACT Same Corner Where He Crashed in Abu Dhabi Amid Crazy Verstappen-Hamilton F1 Finish

Published 12/13/2021, 4:34 AM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 12: Nicholas Latifi of Canada and Williams looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


If Mercedes had a time machine, they would go back to 2017 and ask the race engineer of Nicholas Latifi to change his advice to the F2 driver. We all know that Latifi’s crash on Sunday brought out the safety car and what happened after is on everyone’s lips and on top of everyone’s list right now.

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But weirdly or funnily enough (depending on which side you’re on), Latifi might have predicted his own crash four years ago at the very point he crashed last night.

In an old tweet, the Canadian posted a video describing how his engineer told him to get close to the wall; the same wall in which he slammed in and ticked off the dominoes for Max Verstappen’s championship win.

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So, it seems he got a little too close this time.

Speaking after the race, Latifi said he was “struggling for pace” for most of the race, which was “a tough race.” The Williams driver said, “Towards the end of the grand prix I was racing with Mick Schumacher and was forced slightly wide, but fairly, at turn nine.”

“My tyres got dirty from running off track and I subsequently made a small mistake and unfortunately crashed. This obviously wasn’t how I wanted to end our season, so it’s disappointing.”

Verstappen and Red Bull will never forget Nicholas Latifi

Regardless, what happened, happened. And Red Bull team principal Christian Horner acknowledged the big, albeit unintentional, role Latifi played in their win. Horner said, “Many thanks to Nicholas Latifi for the safety car.”

And it’s not just an acknowledgement that Horner had for the Canadian. There’s something else for Latifi, lots of it.

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Horner promiseda lifetime supply of Red Bull” for Nicholas Latifi.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 2, 2021 Williams’ Nicholas Latifi during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“We’re going to need a miracle,” is what Christian Horner said with ten laps remaining in the race at Abu Dhabi. And rightly so, because only a miracle could’ve given Max Verstappen his first title.

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And the miracle happened, served by Michael Masi and pioneered by Nicholas Latifi.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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