F1 News

'Alpine also lists De Vries as a possible driver for F1 2023'

'Alpine also lists De Vries as a possible driver for F1 2023'

12 September - 08:26


Nyck de Vries has been in the spotlight again during the Italian Grand Prix. The Dutchman was already on the list of Williams, but according to De Telegraaf he has now been added to Alpine's list as well.

De Vries did the impossible with his ninth place at the Italian Grand Prix, picking up points on his F1 debut for Williams. Nicholas Latifi stood by and watched and will know he has made it easy for his potential successor. De Vries has more options than Williams, however.

Alpine looking for another driver

De Vries might be the candidate to succeed Latifi at Williams. Logan Sargeant is his rival, but as number three in the F2 championship, his last races have been less convincing. De Vries' good performance, therefore, gives him a better chance, but may also open the door to another team.

Alpine is also looking for a second driver next to Esteban Ocon and according to De Telegraaf, De Vries has a chance to win that seat. Pierre Gasly is still the top candidate, but first he has to be loosened up at AlphaTauri. The Italians are still waiting for approval to appoint his replacement Colton Herta.

De Vries in F1

If Gasly is not allowed to leave AlphaTauri or if Alpine decides that Ocon and Gasly are not a good match, De Vries will have a seat to fill. Nico Hulkenberg and Jack Doohan are also on Alpine's list as possible second drivers, but the Dutchman's value has certainly grown.

Maybe I should start preparing a PowerPoint presentation'', De Vries told the same medium with a laugh after the Italian GP. With that he refers to George Russell, who forced a place in the Mercedes academy with such a presentation. Every time I sit in a Formula 1 car, it feels like a kind of application or audition. I am happy that it has happened this way and that I was able to take points immediately. I think I will do well on this grid. Whatever happens, nobody can take this away from me. I can look back with pride on my F1 debut."

Video player

More videos