There Williams has chosen to terminate her developmental relationship with Dan Ticktum with immediate effect. The news came in the last few minutes, but the official notes read that the decision came last week. Above all, no explanations have arrived on the release of the British driver, who joined the Grove team before the start of the 2020 season, after a stint at Red Bull.
Of course, the timing intrigues. And above all, it is curious how on the official Formula 1 website it is specified how the divorce arrived last week. Because on Sunday 1 August Ticktum became the protagonist of comments against Nicholas Latifi while streaming on Twitch, while playing Call of Duty: Warzone. In response to a user who ‘reproached’ him for the fact that the Canadian drove in Formula 1 and he did not, Ticktum insulted him like this: “Latifi is older than me, he paid to get there. Delayed, fucking idiot * a. I don’t want people like you in my channel, go out“, And kicked him out of the chat. “I mean, this system (of F1, ed) it’s not like the leagues; it’s not like League One and Premier League (respectively the third and first series of the English football championship, ed) where you climb through the rankings. Just because you don’t get to Formula 1 doesn’t mean you’re not good enough, you know what I mean …“. Later, Ticktum sang a song against Latifi to the tune of the famous cartoon Scooby-Doo, but changing some words: “Scooby-Doobie Doo Latifi is poo“. Translated: Scooby-Doobie-Doo, Latifi is shit.
In a story Instagram published at 6pm, Ticktum then denied that the release was due to comments against Latifi: “Williams and I separated before the matter involving Nicholas, just for information […] Thanks to Williams for the opportunity! Hope we can work together in the future“.