Nyck de Vries F1 2023

Retired

Nyck de Vries

Dutch

  • Uitwellingerga, Netherlands Place of Birth
  • 6 February 1995 Date of Birth
  • 2022 Italian Grand Prix F1 Debut
  • AlphaTauri Current/Last Team

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Nyck de Vries is a Dutch racing driver who has carved a niche for himself in motorsports with a career marked by a series of notable achievements that underline his talent.

Born on February 6, 1995, de Vries’ motorsports journey has been remarkable. Before his foray into professional racing, De Vries had already proven his skills in karting. He was a two-time world champion in karting, winning the World Championships in 2010 and 2011. These early successes laid a strong foundation for his future career in motorsports.

De Vries’ potential was recognised early on by the McLaren Young Driver Programme, where he was signed from January 2010 until May 2019. His time with McLaren provided him with invaluable experience and exposure to the world of Formula One.

One of his most notable achievements was clinching the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship, the highly competitive feeder series for Formula 1. Unfortunately with no full-time race seats in Formula 1, he wouldn’t make the step up to F1 in 2020.

Instead, de Vries found himself competing in the 2020–21 Formula E World Championship, showcasing his adaptability and skill in the electric racing series.

In September 2022, de Vries made a significant leap in his career by debuting in Formula One. He served as a substitute driver for Williams at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix. His time in Formula One continued to evolve as he joined AlphaTauri for the 2023 season. However, his stint with AlphaTauri was short-lived, as he was released after the 2023 British Grand Prix, which was the 10th race of the 22-race season.

Despite the ups and downs in his career, Nyck de Vries has consistently demonstrated his versatility across race series from karting to Formula One, reflecting a relentless pursuit and a deep passion for racing.

Teammates

Driver Nationality Current/Last Team F1 Debut Status
Japanese RB 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Current

Teams

Team Nationality Debut Season Status
Williams British 1978 Current
AlphaTauri Italian 2020 Historic