Confirmed: Nyck de Vries will drive for the Mercedes Formula E team next year

11-09-2019 15:33 | Updated: 11-09-2019 15:38
by Louis Shaw
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Confirmed: Nyck de Vries will drive for the Mercedes Formula E team next year

Yesterday's rumours have been confirmed as true. Nyck de Vries will driver for Mercedes in Formula E next season. The 24-year-old Dutchman has driven in the last three seasons of Formula 2 and is currently topping the standing this season after winning three races. 

At the unveiling of the Mercedes Formula E car for the 2020 season, the two drivers of the team were finally announced. In addition to Nyck de Vries, former Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne will take a seat in the fully electric car.

"I think Formula E has established itself as one of the biggest sports in motorsport, besides Formula 1," De Vries said. "Every driver dreams of ever driving F1, but I feel this has been the right choice for my career. I am very happy with the opportunity I have been given and the sport has grown very quickly, which makes it special.

"It is a different disc line, but the basis remains the same. Hopefully, we will soon be at the front."

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