Nicholas Latifi has said he has found his deficit to team-mate Alex Albon “a bit puzzling” as he fights for his F1 future.
Latifi is finding himself in a real battle to save his F1 career after a very poor start to the season, not helped in the slightest by new recruit Albon coming in and immediately getting the better of the Canadian racer.
Albon has out-qualified Latifi in all but one race weekend so far this campaign, and has outscored him with two points finishes compared to Latifi’s zero.
Rumours of Latifi being replaced by Alpine junior and reigning F2 World Champion Oscar Piastri are refusing to die down as a result, and Latifi believes the current differences go beyond just the variation in driving style between himself and Albon.
“For sure, at the beginning of the season, there was part of that, and you could maybe still attribute some of the lap time delta to that,” Latifi said, as quoted by Motorsport.com.
“For me, looking far beyond that and past any of the…