Nicholas Latifi has kept a quiet profile since his three-year Formula 1 stint with Williams came to an end last November.

He has now revealed that he has put his racing career on hold in order to study for an MBA at the London Business School.

“Growing up I always had a keen interest in the world of business, and I always said it was something I would have studied at university had I not gone the racing route,” said the 28-year-old Latifi. “An MBA was always something that I had contemplated doing post-racing life, even if that had been into my late 30s and early 40s.

"I began devoting my time to researching business schools and seeing which ones would be a good fit, preparing an application for them, and studying for the GMAT—a test required by most business schools to go along with your application. This was not an easy process and took many months. Anyone who has experienced the journey of applying to a business school knows how difficult it can be.”

Latifi is set to begin his course next month in London, the city he has called home since leaving Canada in his teens to pursue racing.