Where Are They Now | Nyck de Vries

Dutch driver Nyck de Vries was last seen in Formula 2 during the 2019 season, where he battled against Nicholas Latifi and Luca Ghiotto to the title. Driving with ART Grand Prix, he ended up winning that year’s title and then moving to Formula E to join Mercedes-Benz EQ alongside Stoffel Vandoorne.

De Vries started in the single seaters in 2012 competing in Formula Renault 2.0 for three years. In the first year, he joined R-ace GP competing in the main series and NEC, but eventually moving to Korainen GP for the latter two, competing in Eurocup and Alps. By the last year, Nyck finished in first for both, in which he made the move up to Formula Renault 3.5, joining DAMS. He ended up taking a win and five other podiums there, putting him into third.

After these, Nyck started competing in the championships we’re more familiar with. For 2016, he joined GP3 with ART Grand Prix against Charles Leclerc, Nirei Fukuzumi and Alexander Albon. A somewhat successful season endured him to finish 6th in the standings with 133 points.

Rapax recognised his efforts and promoted him up to Formula 2’s inaugural season as a new championship. There de Vries raced the first 7 rounds with the Italian team, earning a win and three other podiums. He moved to Racing Engineering for the final three, earning a podium. He ended the season in 7th with 114 points. For 2018, Nyck switched teams to Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing, joining Sean Gelael. With 6 podiums under his name, where two were podiums, he ended the season on 202 points, earning 5th place. For his final year there, the Dutch driver rejoined ART Grand Prix with Nikita Mazepin. After a tough season long campaign against Luca Ghiotto and Nicholas Latifi, de Vries took his maiden title with 266 points.

Nyck made his LMP2 debut with Racing Team Nederlands in the 2018-2019 season, joining Giedo van der Garde and Frits van Eerd. In terms of his standings in the LMP2 category, he ended up in 9th with 64 points, with his best result being 5th in his class many times. He also finished in 15th for the Le Mans 24 hour race. De Vries rejoined them for the races that didn’t clash with Formula E. Current to the post, he sits in 16th in the whole driver’s championship and 11th in his class.

De Vries also competed in three rounds of the European Le Mans with G-Drive Racing. Incredibly, he took a win with the team to end up 5th despite missing two rounds.

In terms of Formula E, he made the switch to the electric series, joining Stoffel Vandoorne for the new team after they took over HWA’s assets. He may have not taken a win, but he finished on the podium, helping the team to get a 1-2 and be the third team in it’s history to do so. The Dutch driver classified in 11th with 60 points.

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