Nyck de Vries has confirmed he travelled to Austria to fulfill Helmut Marko as his transfer to AlphaTauri grows extra seemingly by the day.
Per week in the past, it appeared De Vries was not even in competition for the AlphaTauri seat. Crimson Bull had chosen Pierre Gasly’s successor and have been engaged on persuading the FIA to override their guidelines so as to enable American Colton Herta to race.
The FIA stood agency, so for De Vries timing was all the pieces. As he settled down within the Mercedes motorhome on the Saturday morning at Monza, he was knowledgeable that as a substitute of showing on a present for Method 1 he could be making his compettive debut within the sport for Williams.
He impressed, incomes factors at his first try and comfortably beating Nicholas Latifi in the identical automobile – and it seems his efficiency didn’t go unnoticed.
With the Herta try wanting like a lifeless finish, Crimson Bull seem to have switched their focus and are as a substitute focusing on the 27-year-old Dutchman for the AlphaTauri seat.
Talking on Dutch tv present Humberto op Zaterdag, De Vries confirmed he had travelled to Austria to fulfill Crimson Bull adviser Marko.
“I don’t fairly know if I’m in such a luxurious state of affairs that I can select,” he stated, as reported by Motorsport.com.
“Largely, that’s past my management. I’ve been in talks with Williams for a very long time and I used to be additionally capable of make my debut there final weekend.
“That might be a logical step. Alpine I’ve been involved with since July, and I’ll take a look at for them in Budapest subsequent week. I’ll fly there on Monday.
“And because the media had observed yesterday, I went to Austria to fulfill Helmut Marko. These are the info.”
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Having waited so lengthy for a seat in F1, De Vries additionally stated he’s not apprehensive about the place the supply would possibly come from and is keen to contemplate choices from Williams and Alpine in addition to AlphaTauri.
“Wherever I can get a everlasting seat, I might be very pleased with that,” he added. “We have now to see the way it will develop within the coming days and weeks. As I stated, it’s not solely in my management.
“On this world not all the pieces is about efficiency, however there’s momentum now. That makes a distinction, nevertheless it doesn’t assure a seat. We aren’t that far but.”
The 2019 Method 2 champion stated he had already put the Italian Grand Prix behind him and was specializing in what comes subsequent in his profession.
“The weekend itself was improbable and glided by in a flash,” he stated. “It was a dream come true and we completed it efficiently. What occurred afterwards, I couldn’t actually think about.
“On the Monday afternoon, I used to be again to actuality myself pretty shortly. I’m busy with the longer term now. However all of the messages and congratulations I obtained have been very particular. It’s good to obtain the assist from everybody.”
De Vries’ imminent transfer would open the door for Gasly to maneuver to Alpine and full an all-French staff alongside Esteban Ocon.