Nyck de Vries

He won the 2020-21 Formula E World Championship, the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship, and the Karting World Championships in 2010 and 2011.

Nyck De Vries in a file photo (image credits: twittter)
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Hendrik Johannes Nicasius “Nyck” de Vries is a Dutch racing driver who currently serves as the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s reserve driver. In 2023, he will drive full-time for Scuderia AlphaTauri. He won the 2020-21 Formula E World Championship, the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship, and the Karting World Championships in 2010 and 2011. From January 2010 to May 2019, he was a member of the McLaren Young Driver Programme, and from October 2016 to August 2019, he was a member of the Audi Sport Racing Academy. De Vries made his Formula One debut for Williams at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix in September 2022.

De Vries won the WSK World Series and the German Junior Championship in the KF3 category in 2008. He defended his German Junior and WSK World Series titles in 2009, as well as winning the European KF3 Championship. He won the 2010 Karting World Championship in September. In 2011, he also won the World Championship.

De Vries in the Formula series

De Vries raced for DAMS in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2015. He finished fifth on the podium five times before winning the season finale at the Circuito de Jerez, putting him third in the final standings with 160 points, just behind Oliver Rowland and Matthieu Vaxivière. In 2016, De Vries raced for ART Grand Prix in the GP3 Series. With a third-place finish at the Red Bull Ring, he earned his first podium, followed by his first pole in Budapest. He didn’t win his first race until the second race at Monza, a feat he repeated at the Yas Marina Circuit at the end of the season. He came in sixth place in the championship.

Formula 2

De Vries joined Rapax in the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017. [4] He won his first race in the Monte Carlo sprint race and added three podium finishes before the summer break. Before the round at Spa-Francorchamps, De Vries switched to Racing Engineering, with whom he finished second. He finished seventh in the championship, the second-highest of any rookie. De Vries joined Prema Racing with Sean Gelael for the 2018 season. His season started slowly, with only two podiums in the first third of the season, putting him well behind his title rivals. De Vries won his first race of the season in the sprint race at Le Castellet.

De Vries stayed in Formula 2 in 2019, rejoining his former team ART Grand Prix alongside 2018 GP3 vice-champion Nikita Mazepin. His season got off to a strong start with a podium in Baku and a sprint race win in Barcelona. He then won from pole position in Monaco and went on to win the championship by winning the main race at Le Castellet. De Vries’ lead was extended by a pair of third-place finishes at the Red Bull Ring and podium finishes in Silverstone and Budapest, and he had one hand on the trophy after another pair of thirds in Monza. De Vries was crowned F2 champion after his fourth and final victory of the season, which came at the penultimate round in Sochi.

Formula E

After failing to find a seat in Formula One for the 2020 Formula One season, De Vries was announced as a driver for the new Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team for the 2019-20 Formula E season alongside Stoffel Vandoorne on September 11, 2019. The team finished the season with a 1-2 record, with Vandoorne leading De Vries, who finished 11th with 60 points. De Vries joined the renamed Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team with Stoffel Vandoorne for the 2020-21 season. He qualified on pole for the first race of the season-opening Diriyah ePrix doubleheader, leading every lap on his way to his first-ever series victory.

Following two rounds in which he only accumulated two points, De Vries fought for victory in both races of the London ePrix and finished second in both, taking the championship lead before the final round. De Vries finished the race in eighth place, earning him his first Formula E World Championship. The Dutchman finished the season with two wins, four podiums, and 99 points, seven more than vice-champion Mortara.

Career Stats (as of 2022)

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