De Vries must fear: Will he still be able to compete in Formula 1?

17-09-2021 18:45
F1 News
De Vries must fear: Will he still be able to compete in Formula 1?

Nyck de Vries is still in a holding pattern when it comes to his future in motorsport. The Dutch driver showed what he is capable of in Formula E by winning the world championship, but since then it has been frighteningly quiet around him. At 26 years old, he seems ready for Formula 1, but what are the chances of him getting there?

The driver has seen several drivers move on to Formula 1 over the years, but he himself did not get the chance at the highest level yet. Where George Russell and Nikita Mazepin are driving every race this season between the big race teams, De Vries decided to make the switch to Formula E. It turned out to be a lucky move because of his championship this year, but driving in Formula 1 remains his biggest dream.

The possibility of a switch seemed greater than ever this season. Not only did Williams and Alfa Romeo have vacancies in their teams, but their teams were also interested in his performance. Williams however chose to bring in Alexander Albon because the driver has experience in Formula 1. Alfa Romeo will have to wait for a while.

Competition from De Vries

Only the last team seems to be a serious contender for De Vries. The Dutchman has to compete with Guanzy Zhou who is doing well in Formula 2, so De Vries does not have to count on a place in the team right away. The driver will have to wait another year, although at his age it is doubtful when the opportunity will present itself again. From below, there are dozens of talents who have the same dream as De Vries and who may have more potential in two years time.

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