Dan Ticktum acknowledged that the window of possibility of him entering Formula 1 is slim after the British driver was dropped from the Williams driver program, which he joined after signing with Williams as a development driver.

While the official statement of Ticktum’s dismissal was released shortly after the British driver made insensitive comments targeting Nicholas Latifi, Ticktum explained on social media that he was dropped before the controversy.

The Briton talked about his future in motorsport, stating that it all depends on what the sponsors want to do. He also admitted that his chances of getting into F1, through a junior program or otherwise, seems over for now.

“It depends on what the sponsors want to do, depends on money, whether I continue this season because essentially, being a realist, which I am, I probably won’t get to Formula 1 now. So, as a sponsor, where’s the end goal,” Ticktum explained.

“I just needed to play the game more. And I struggled with it, I struggled to be normal. I’m just a bit of a character, unfortunately.”

This was not the first time Ticktum was dropped from a junior program, with Red Bull releasing the 22-year-old in 2019 from their driver academy coming off the back of a two-year race ban.

“I’m not gonna give up. I’m sure I’ll race in something. I’ll cross that bridge when it gets to it. But I hope I can continue in F2,” Ticktum added.

“That’s what I hope. I hope if I can finish the F2 season strongly, then it gives me a lot more options for next year. That’s hopefully what I’m going to do.”

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