'De Vries has already signed contract at AlphaTauri for 2023'

'De Vries has already signed contract at AlphaTauri for 2023'

30-09-2022 11:55 Last update: 14:59

According to the French Formula 1 channel Canal+ the contract between Nyck de Vries and AlphaTauri has already been signed. The Dutchman will drive for Red Bull Racing's junior team in 2023, according to the medium. This clears the way for Pierre Gasly to make the switch to Alpine.

Rumours have been circulating for some time that De Vries would have attracted the interest of Helmut Marko and AlphaTauri after his impressive performance at the Italian Grand Prix. The Red Bull advisor first tried to bring IndyCar driver Colton Herta to the team, but that story fell through due to too few points on his super licence.

De Vries made a good impression in F1 after scoring two points for Williams in Italy. The Dutchman filled in for Alexander Albon, who was unable to take part in the race due to appendicitis. Not only Williams is said to be interested in De Vries, but also AlphaTauri. The Dutchman himself already admitted to having had talks with Marko.

Deal complete between De Vries and AlphaTauri?

So, according to Canal+, the deal is already done. The French medium is often well informed about contracts at French teams such as Alpine. So it now seems only a matter of time before De Vries is announced as Yuki Tsunoda's new teammate.