By James Broughton, September 13, 2022
Dutchman Nyck de Vries has fairly a number of open-wheel titles beneath his belt, he gained the Karting World Championship twice between 2010-2011. The F2 title adopted in 2019 and he grew to become Components E World champion in 2021. He’s from the identical college as Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon and likewise doubles as a reserve driver for Mercedes AMG F1. In his spare time, he races in Components One, solely as soon as it should be mentioned. That one event was on the 2022 Italian Grand Prix, the place the Dutchman was parachuted in to switch Alex Albon who was deemed too in poor health to race.
De Vries used all his racing expertise to hustle the again of the sector Williams into Q2 and through the race he confirmed measured maturity to complete ninth, incomes himself 2 factors on his rookie F1 debut. Such a first-time efficiency ought to have the F1 pitlane getting their legal professionals able to conjure up a contract and signal de Vries on the spot. However that is Components One.
It might be the case that Williams has in place an settlement to signal Mick Schumacher from Hass to switch Nicholas Latifi. Alpine has a spare seat going after failing to retain Alonso, however even that seat might have a pre-contract in place with one other driver.
However, Alpine has reportedly supplied de Vries a check session in Hungary the place he might be assessed alongside a number of different drivers. It might be that Nyck de Vries was the fitting man for the job who got here alongside on the incorrect time.