AlphaTauri has officially announced Nyck de Vries as the official replacement for Pierre Gasly from 2023.
With teams focused on the Japanese Grand Prix, more news around the 2023 silly season keeps coming in. As of now, it looks like all the pieces of the 2023 silly season are finally coming into place.
Quickly, AlphaTauri announced that Nyck de Vries will drive for the team in 2023 alongside Yuki Tsunoda. Immediately after the official move of Pierre Gasly to Alpine, AlphaTauri announced the Dutch driver as his replacement.
De Vries was earlier spotted driving for Williams, Aston Martin, and Mercedes this season in multiple free practice sessions.
However, the Dutchman rose to his fame when he was called to sub for Alex Albon in Williams at the Italian GP.
De Vries impressed the whole F1 community by outqualifying his teammate Nicholas Latifi. Furthermore, he went on to score points in his debut that too in a Williams in the main race.
The whole F1 world reacted by demanding De Vries replace Nicholas Latifi at Williams in 2023.
Nevertheless, the former Formula E World Champion has eventually found his place on the grid with AlphaTauri.
A delighted Nyck de Vries is excited for the adventures ahead
Nyck de Vries has finally stepped up with AlphaTauri offering a full-time season to the 27-year-old. A delighted De Vries said:
“I’m extremely excited to be joining Scuderia AlphaTauri for 2023 and I want to thank both Red Bull and the team for giving me the opportunity to drive in F1.
“After Formula 2, I took a slightly different path with motorsport. But F1 has always been my dream and I’m grateful to be able to fulfill it. I’ve had a lot of chances to experience the 2022 car this year and I think that has put me in a great position for the upcoming season. I hope this has helped to prepare me for what is to come.
“Having spent most of my teenage years in Italy for karting. I’ve always felt at home there, so for me it’s great to be joining an Italian team, that already has a real family feel, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and to start to build our relationship before the next season.”
With this announcement, the drivers’ market is left with only two “supposedly” seats. One with Haas and the other with Williams.
With reports indicating a contract renewal of Mick Schumacher, Williams at the moment only looks like an empty seat for 2023.
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