5 Things You Need To Know About Nyck de Vries Before His FP1 Debut – WTF1
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5 Things You Need To Know About Nyck de Vries Before His FP1 Debut

Nyck de Vries is probably a name you’ve heard before – and rightly so. But just in case this is the first time you’ve heard of this flying Dutchman ahead of his FP1 debut this weekend, here are five things you need to know…

HE’S A KARTING CHAMP

De Vries first turned heads in 2011, as he captured his second consecutive World Karting Championship at the age of 16. Not bad!

HE’S A MERCEDES PRODIGY

The Dutchman is a part of the notorious Mercedes Young Driver Programme and is in constant contention for an F1 seat. He even did some testing for them as recently as the post-season test in Abu Dhabi last year. He’s currently Reserve Driver for the reigning Constructors’ Champions too!

HE’S AN F2 WORLD CHAMPION

In 2019, de Vries became the first Dutch F2 World Champion, beating the likes of Nicholas Latifi, Mick Schumacher and Zhou Guanyu. He scored 12 podiums in just 11 rounds of racing, an F2 record that still stands today.

HE’S A FORMULA E CHAMPION TOO

Honestly, it feels like Nyck’s won almost everything he’s raced in at this point, doesn’t it?

De Vries currently drives for the Mercedes-EQ team in Formula E, alongside former F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne. Although there have been some close battles between the pair, de Vries came out on top last season, capturing four podiums and two wins on his way to clinching his first Formula E World Title.

He even won as recently as yesterday’s Berlin E-Prix 👀

HE’S BEEN LINKED WITH A MOVE TO WILLIAMS BEFORE

Around the time of the London E-Prix last summer, fresh reports emerged of a potential move for Nyck to the Williams F1 team.

Speaking exclusively to WTF1, he said “you never know, you’re never certain of what the future will look like. Even if you’re in a good place, you never know what the future will bring.”

We’re excited to see how Nyck gets on this weekend!

Do you think we’ll see de Vries in F1 anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “5 Things You Need To Know About Nyck de Vries Before His FP1 Debut

  • Steven Bremer says:

    There is a lot of talent out there and to be honest I feel that some of these drivers should be in F1 versus some of the current lineup.

  • Lynisha Green says:

    Any team should be excited to have Nyck as their driver he is well measured quick precise with a pedigree of championships to his accolades Team focused with 5 teams he is collaborating on Nyck excels at thoughtful interviews which draws the listeners in. I know Rock Stars when I see them . stop getting caught up in just championships look at the whole package this sport is not just about winning points but u must capitalize on the chemistry of the drivers . Nyck & Albon will look great for PR appeal . Piastri belongs to Alpine and a tiad boring . Hoping Nyck gets his shot to show what a great asset he would make to a f1 team

  • ฬ๏ยtєг 🇺🇦 says:

    De Vries is a good driver, but I’d rather see Piastri get an F1 seat. De Vries only became F2 champion in his 3rd year and also because the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of the year before (Russell, Norris, Albon) had moved into F1. Piastri won both the F3 and F2 championships in his rookie year.

    • I think you kind of show why he should have a seat over piastri he’s won at different competitions and finished behind russell, norris, albon all of who are in F1, piastri is on the short list though for sure. it would be great to get rid of the pay drivers and have 20people who have earned rides.

  • merc- hamilton, russell
    red bull- perez, verstappen
    mclaren- norris, ricciardo
    ferrari- leclerc, sainz
    Alpine- ocon, piastri
    Alfa- bottas, zhou
    aston- vettel, stroll
    williams- de vries, albon
    haas- mick, magnussen
    Thoughts???
    i know stroll will never leave f1 but he should

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