Alpine could be the team to sign F1 rookie Nyck de Vries on a full-time deal in 2023 We recommend.
It appears increasingly likely that the Dutchman will be behind the wheel of Williams for the second consecutive Grand Prix in Singapore after Alex Albon was found to be experiencing breathing difficulties after spending time in intensive care following an appendectomy.
De Vries, 27, was Aston Martin’s practice driver at Monza on Friday, but the Silverstone-based team signed new Formula 2 champion Felipe Drogovic in a reserve role for 2023. De Vries is hoping for a driver’s seat, but chief Williams’ team Joost Capito warned after Monza that other factors will play into whether he can replace Nicholas Latifi in 2023. Dutch Grand Prix chief Jan Lammers told NOS a lot about her:
“There can be no doubting the qualities of Nyck. He lived the peak of his career with the Latifi, Stroll and Mazepin sports team. However, at that time there were also three free places in Formula 1. This made it very difficult for him.”
However, it now appears that Williams driver Latifi is particularly in full swing after suffering clear defeats to De Vries in both Monza qualifying and the race. This is how Capito sees the situation now:
“It’s very difficult for him. Having a new driver in the other car faster means a lot of pressure. As a Formula 1 driver you have to be able to handle the pressure, as there are only 20 places. They are the best and you have to put up with it. Now we’ll see how We are dealing with this.”
Williams may take a closer look at de Vries as an option, as other teams with slots available for 2023 appear to be doing the same.
For example, we recently reported that the Alps at the end of September a Hungaroringen gives Indycar star Colton Herta a chance With a car last year. It now appears that De Vries and F2 leader Jack Doohan are ready for a similar test with the 2021 Alpine in Hungary. De Vries joked to De Telegraaf when asked if certain teams are interested in him right now:
“Maybe I should give a powerpoint presentation. Formula 1 is a very dynamic world and because of that it’s hard to predict my chances. What happened on Sunday gave a natural boost. At the same time, I can’t get into their car. Whatever happens, no one can take Monza from me now.”
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