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Motorsports – Williams releases F2 development driver Dan Ticktum with immediate effect

Williams has released F2 development pilot Dan Ticktum with immediate effect.

The 22-year-old had been on the builder’s books since late 2019, when he left the Red Bull junior squad and joined Williams’ academy.

Ticktum, who won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award 2017, is in fourth place in the F2 standings after claiming a victory in Monaco with four more podiums.

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However, despite renewing his deal with the team in March, Ticktum took to Instagram to respond to the separation, saying there was “no option for an F1 seat in 2022 for me. “.

He added: “Thanks to Williams for the opportunity. I hope to work together in the future.

News broke after he was overheard making critical remarks about Team F1 driver Nicholas Latifi while playing a video game on a live stream on Twitch.

“It’s not like divisions, it’s not like Ligue 1 and the Premier League. This is not how it works … Just because you did not go to Formula 1 in motorsport that you weren’t good enough to get there “, he said. declared.

Ticktum had been involved in work in the simulator, at the factory and on the track to help develop the F1 team’s car.

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