Nyck de Vries tests Mercedes Formula E car amid driver speculation!

14-08-2019 16:46
by Adam Newton
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Nyck de Vries tests Mercedes Formula E car amid driver speculation!

Dutch Formula 2 star Nyck de Vries has tested Mercedes' Formula E car ahead of the new season as the team wait to announce their drivers for their first full season in the all-electric series.

De Vries currently leads the F2 championship by 30 points ahead of Williams reserve driver Nicholas Latifi, but is without an obvious team to join in F1.

Despite the testing the 24-year old has done for the team, Mercedes Formula E team boss Ian James denied that he was set for a drive with the team.

James told e-racing365: "It is true that Nyck has already tested for us and he will, just like the other drivers, have the opportunity to test again.

"No definitive decision has yet been made, so we are evaluating various options for our line-up for season six of the Formula E Championship."

Mercedes took over from existing team HWA Racelab, and both HWA's season five drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne and Gary Paffett have tested for the team, along with Edoardo Mortara and Esteban Gutierrez.

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