Dan Ticktum gets booted from Williams development driver role and Academy

Written by: Tanishka Vashee. Edited by: Daniel Yi

Dan Ticktum, infamous for his antics yet again finds himself in the middle of a messy situation. This hasn’t been the first time the young Brit finds himself in this position.

As part of the Williams team, Ticktum would put in laps on the simulator to help the team develop their car. Williams confirmed with F1.com that he had been released from the team but the reasons remain unclear.

It is speculated that Ticktum was probably shown the door for his words and behaviour on a recent Twitch stream. He could be heard speaking poorly about Williams driver Nicholas Latifi while also slandering Nico Rosberg. Ticktum has released a statement on Instagram saying that he was released earlier last week and the public announcement was not made until recently.

The 22-year-old was previously dropped from the Red Bull Junior Team in 2019. Being let go by Williams comes as little to no surprise as the young man has always been questioned for his controversial on and off-track actions. We await further developments. 

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