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The delayed start to the Formula One season didn't dampen Nicholas Latifi of Team RBC's excitement for his debut season.

Montreal-born racing driver Nicholas Latifi has spent nearly half his life climbing the motorsport ladder to Formula One. After first joining Team RBC as an ambassador in 2014, the 2020 season was to be his debut as an F1 driver.

Unfortunately COVID-19 cancellations meant the longest season break in Formula One history. Even so, with a combination of sim racing and training, Latifi managed to stay sharp ahead of his first race in Austria this July.

“Unlocking the potential of youth is a priority at RBC and we are proud to support young athletes like racer Nicholas Latifi, at every stage of their career,” says Matt McGlynn, Vice President, Brand Marketing at RBC. “It was exciting to see the talented Canadian make his debut with Formula One at the Austrian Grand Prix. We look forward to cheering him on throughout the 2020 season.”

Listen to this podcast about Nicholas’s unconventional journey into Formula One and determination to stay sharp even with the late start of the 2020 season.