How Rad Are You: Nicholas Latifi

Meet Canadian race car driver Nicholas Latifi. He is currently racing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with DAMS. He is also the official test and reserve driver for Williams F1. 

Discover more below:  

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS:

Where are you from?

Toronto, Canada  

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Calculated - Dedicated - Laidback

What's the best part about your sport?

The feeling of accomplishment when you are standing on the top step of the podium! It's what makes all the hard work worth it!

How did you start racing?

Short version. I went indoor karting when i was 12 just for fun and seemed to be quite a natural at it. Made it a regular weekend thing with my older brother and dad for some family bonding. The owner of the track, who used to race cars and was a driver coach at the time, saw some talent in me and convinced me to start racing. Decided to give it a try and from then on i was hooked! Started officially racing karts at 13 years old back in 2009 and had my first year in cars in 2012.  

Favourite track(s)?

Macau. If it's a permanent circuit then Silvertone. 

Greatest accomplishment yet as an Athlete? 

First Canadian to stand on the podium and win in FIA Formula 2. 

Do you have a pre-race ritual and/or superstition?

I wouldn’t say i have any rituals but there is a specific routine i try to follow before every session. I always do the same warm up, which is a combination of muscular/cognitive exercises to make sure i’m in the best state to perform.  Besides that i always try to get in the car from the left side.

If you were not racing, what would you do as a career?

Probably would have gone to university and done something in business. 

What does the word "Rad" mean to you?

Sending a last lap lunge for the lead!

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OUTSIDE TRACK LIMITS: 

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

I have a massive sweet tooth! Anything with Nutella (pancakes, waffles, donuts). 

What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?

Uber Eats! It's a real problem. :)

Favourite app?

Instagram

Most played song at the moment?

Not one in particular. I change what I listen to depending on my mood or what I am doing. If I am training, then I prefer something more upbeat (house/dance music). If I'm just chilling then something hip hop/rap. 

What are you best known for?

Braking late!!

What would your pet say about you?

Why is he never home!?

Who’s one person or company you think everyone should be following on social media?

Kevin Hart - my favourite actor/comedian! Absolutely hilarious!

Which Moradness hat is your favourite? 

Black Carbon

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*You can follow Nicholas on Instagram @Nicholaslatifi

Black Carbon hat


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