Nyck de Vries met with Pink Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko in Austria this week and his listing of Formulation 1 choices for 2023 now contains AlphaTauri.
De Vries made a shock F1 debut within the Italian Grand Prix with Williams, as Alex Albon suffered from appendicitis, and impressed with a robust qualifying efficiency after which a faultless race drive to attain factors in ninth.
It emerged afterwards that along with Williams significantly pursuing De Vries for a full-time drive in 2023, he has additionally been on Alpine’s radar for a while.
De Vries is among the many listing of candidates Alpine needs to judge in a check in Hungary subsequent week, though he’s solely an choice ought to the workforce fail to land Pierre Gasly.
To get Gasly, although, Alpine wants Pink Bull to discover a substitute for the Frenchman at AlphaTauri.
That was initially envisaged to be IndyCar driver Colton Herta however this effort has been deserted as Herta just isn’t eligible for an F1 superlicence.
It was instructed that Pink Bull had recognized an alternate choice outdoors its personal driver pool, although – and that has now been confirmed to be De Vries.
The Formulation E and Formulation 2 champion has admitted in interviews with French publication Auto Hebdo and Dutch speak present Humberto op Zaterdag that he met with Marko this week.
De Vries additionally reiterated claims he made after his Monza look that his future stays out of his management however it now appears more and more seemingly he can be on the F1 grid in 2023.
Williams and AlphaTauri seem like concrete choices, though his candidacy at AlphaTauri is clearly contingent on Gasly taking the Alpine drive – until De Vries thinks he can pressure his method into the Renault works workforce by impressing within the check.
If De Vries does be part of AlphaTauri, alongside Yuki Tsunoda, then Williams will seemingly flip to a full rookie in 2023.
Williams has been linked with loaning Alpine protege Jack Doohan and in addition has its personal F2 driver Logan Sargeant it has not dominated out selling.
Sargeant ought to qualify for an F1 superlicence but when he doesn’t then Doohan might emerge because the frontrunner for that emptiness.
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