Nyck de Vries “flattered” by System 1 hyperlinks however says it’s “not in my management” : PlanetF1

Nyck de Vries has stated he’s “flattered” to see his identify talked about as a doable F1 driver however that it’s in the end out of his management.

The Dutchman has been on the sting of System 1 for a number of years having been given his first style inside an F1 automobile when he examined the Mercedes on the finish of 2020.

At this 12 months’s Spanish Grand Prix, he made his debut in an official session as he changed Alex Albon within the Williams for FP1 as a part of an FIA-mandated initiative which goals to provide rookie drivers time on the wheel. He then adopted that up with an FP1 look for Mercedes on the Belgian Grand Prix.

His identify has additionally been touted for a doable seat in F1, most not too long ago when a emptiness appeared at Aston Martin earlier than being stuffed by Fernando Alonso, however De Vries has stated it’s out of his management.

“It’s actually out of my management and to that time, I gained’t be capable of affect the groups,” he instructed the Unbiased.

“The one approach to proceed your profession efficiently forwards is to carry out and ship on monitor and that’s what I’ll be making an attempt to do within the the rest of the season.

“I really feel flattered to see my identify come up, nevertheless it’s not one thing in my management and never my resolution. Time will inform what my future brings…I simply attempt to stay within the second.”

Toto Wolff had excessive reward for the 27-year-old following his FP1 run for Mercedes however De Vries stated he discovered the session tough in how he approached it.

“It’s a tough stability in FP1 as a result of it was a possibility to indicate my price, however on the similar time I needed to be smart,” De Vries stated. “There’s a little bit of further strain and all kinds of ideas going via your head, however all that issues is you and the automobile.

“As quickly as you set your helmet on and also you drive out of the storage, that’s all I do know. Fortunately sufficient I’ve been doing this for some years now and I do know the individuals within the storage so I felt their help, which is definitely what you want in these moments.”

De Vries was a member of the McLaren Younger Driver Programme from 2010 to 2019 and gained the 2019 System 2 World Championship. He at the moment competes in System 0E for Mercedes and gained the title within the 2020-21 season.


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