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De Vries to replace Hamilton in FP1 for French GP

De Vries to replace Hamilton in FP1 for French GP

20-07-2022 10:19 Last update: 14:51


Nyck de Vries will take the seat in Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes on Friday. He will replace the British driver in the first free practice session before the French Grand Prix, making it the second time this season he has taken part in a Formula One weekend.

De Vries replaces Hamilton in FP1 France

In a press release from Mercedes, Toto Wolff revealed that De Vries will be in action on behalf of the German racing stable during FP1. "Nyck is replacing Lewis in first practice this weekend, as part of the allocated sessions for young drivers this year. So, we're looking forward to seeing how he gets on," said the Austrian.

In the course of the season every driver has to give up one of his first practice sessions to a young driver. According to the press release Hamilton himself has chosen the practice session in which he will be replaced by the Dutchman and George Russell will choose a later moment to give up his seat.

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