Whilst he didn’t manage to score a point in his debut season, it was still one that Russell should be proud of and one he impressed in.
The 2018 F2 champion was the only man to out-qualify a team-mate in every race of the 2019 season and it is only because of the car that he could not show the world what he is all about.
Whilst it may be another season of fighting at the back, the future for Russell is promising and has earned himself praise for not just his qualifying pace, but also his maturity and professionalism throughout 2019 - Latifi is in for a challenge.
Here he is, the Formula One ‘Rookie of the Year’ for 2020. Well in fact he’s the only rookie for this coming year but it’s still an award and he has the foundation to be a long-term name on the grid.
Finishing second in the Formula Two championship last year, a promotion to F1 was only a matter of time as he makes his debut with Williams. Having been a reserve driver within the sport since 2016, he finally has his chance and will get to do it alongside the 2018 F2 champion, George Russell.
With Williams expected to be at the back of the grid once again for 2020, the fairest way to judge Latifi will be in his battle with Russell as they both attempt to bring Williams forward and fight with the midfield.