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Nyck de Vries
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the Netherlands Dutch
Date of Birth 6 February 1995
Date of Death
Début 2017 Bahrain Feature Race
Titles
Formula Two Career
Entries 58 (57 Starts)
Wins 7
First Win 2017 Monaco Sprint Race
Poles 4
FLs 11
Points 316
Former Teams Flag of Italy Rapax
Flag of Spain Racing Engineering
Current Season
Team Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing
Number Standings Points
4 1st

170

Nyck de Vries, born 6 February 1995, is a Dutch racing driver whom competed in the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship for Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing.[1] A long term member of the McLaren Young Driver Programme, de Vries graduated to Formula Two in 2017, and has been a regular front runner.[2]

Background

de Vries' career began in typical fashion, with a number of karting appearances in lower capacity classes until his breakthrough year in 2007, coming second in the Belgian and Dutch Rotax Junior classes.[2] The Dutchman soon began winning Championships outright, attracting the attention of the McLaren Young Driver Programme, who duly signed de Vries up in 2010.[2] After a further two seasons in karting de Vries made the move to racing cars, joining the Formula Renault 2.0 series for 2012.[2]

McLaren Motivation

It took de Vries three attempts to take the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps crown, a victory that came alongside the Formula Renault Eurocup title in 2014.[2] That earned the Dutchman a promotion to Formula Renault 3.5 for 2015, with a single victory carrying de Vries to third in the Championship.[2] In 2016 de Vries was moved on into the GP3 Series, with a couple of wins leaving him sixth in that Championship.

Formula Two History

After completing his maiden GP3 Series season, de Vries, with backing from McLaren earned a spot in the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship field, with Rapax signing him up alongside Johnny Cecotto, Jr.[3] A successful debut race saw de Vries claim two points finishes at the season opening round in Bahrain, besting teammate Cecotto in both races.[4] The Dutchman claimed another points finish in Bareclona, before claiming his first victory with an excellent performance in the 2017 Monaco Sprint Race, in front of the McLaren F1 team.[5]

Search for Success

After his maiden F2 victory de Vries claimed another podium finish in Baku, before going on a four race scoreless streak.[6] That prompted de Vries to look elsewhere and, in spite of a double podium finish at the Hungaroring, de Vries secured a drive with Racing Engineering for the rest of 2017.[7] However, while the switch would result in de Vries scoring another podium finish, this time at Spa Francorchamps, another run of non-point scores ultimately saw the Dutchman slip to seventh in the Championship come seasons end.

With Racing Engineering leaving F2 at the end of 2017 de Vries secured a drive with Pertamina Prema, partnered by Indonesian racer Sean Gelael.[1]

Post Formula Two Career

Full Formula Two Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Nyck de Vries's career in Formula Two in statistical form.

Formula Two Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Nyck de Vries during their F2 career:

Nyck de Vries's Overall Formula Two Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2017 Flag of Italy Rapax 18 Dallara GP2/11 7th 114
Flag of Spain Racing Engineering 3
2018 Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 4 Dallara F2 2018

Career Results

Below is a table showing Nyck de Vries's full Formula Two record.

FIA Formula Two Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2017 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Spain Flag of the United Arab Emirates 7th 114
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
10th 6th 10th Ret 7th 1st 2nd Ret 13th 16th DNS 7th 3rd 3rd 5th 2nd 18th 12th 13th 6th 4th 9th
2018 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Russia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 4th 202
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
6th 5th Ret 2nd 2nd Ret Ret 9th 5th 1st Ret 14th 7th 6th 1st 7th 1st 4th 9th 17th 3rd 4th 4th 5th

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Alex Kalinauckas, 'McLaren's de Vries joins 2018 Prema F2 line-up', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 27/11/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/mclaren-de-vries-joins-2018-prema-line-up-983364/?s=1, (Accessed 13/06/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 'Nyck de Vries', mclaren.com, (McLaren Group, 2018), https://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team/reserve-test-development-drivers/nyck-de-vries/, (Accessed 27/06/2018)
  3. 'RAPAX TO RACE WITH CECOTTO AND DE VRIES', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 11/03/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/03_March/Rapax-to-race-with-Cecotto-and-De-Vries-/, (Accessed 27/06/2018)
  4. 'LECLERC STORMS TO DRAMATIC SPRINT WIN', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 16/04/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/04_April/Leclerc-storms-to-dramatic-sprint-win/, (Accessed 27/06/2018)
  5. 'DE VRIES SCORCHES TO MONACO WIN', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 27/05/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/05_May/De-Vries-scorches-to-Monaco-win/, (Accessed 27/06/2018)
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Bak17FR
  7. David Gruz, 'De Vries, Deletraz switch places for rest of F2 season', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 23/08/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/deletraz-switches-to-rapax-for-rest-of-f2-season-943735/?s=1, (Accessed 27/06/2018)
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