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'Williams still interested in Nyck de Vries for 2023'

'Williams still interested in Nyck de Vries for 2023'

27 April - 19:15
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In his new blog post Formula 1 journalist Joe Saward writes about various rumors in the sport. According to Sky Sports, Williams would be interested in Oscar Piastri, but Saward indicates that Nyck de Vries is also still on the team's radar.

According to Saward, everything in the paddock indicates that Fernando Alonso will soon sign a new two-year deal with Alpine. The Spaniard would then stay with the team until the end of 2024.

Teammate Esteban Ocon 's contract also runs until the end of 2024, leaving Alpine junior Oscar Piastri to look elsewhere for a seat. The Australian is a great future talent with wins in the Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships in his rookie year.

Does Williams have an interest in De Vries?

Sky analyst Ted Kravitz already revealed during the Imola Grand Prix that Williams would be interested in Piastri for 2023. However, the team also wants to build its own driver squad. "In this respect Piastri does not fit in and the team would be better off going with Nyck de Vries. Down at Williams, they quite like the look for the strong-jawed Dutch imp", writes the F1 journalist.

According to Saward, Nyck de Vries is still being tipped for the spot at Williams. The Formula E champion will have to look for something else in the future, as Mercedes will soon be stepping out of the electric series.