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Nyck De Vries

Nyck de Vries
Nyck de Vries IAA 2019.jpg
de Vries in 2019
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 26)
Sneek, Netherlands
Formula E career
Debut season2019-20
Current teamMercedes-EQ Formula E Team
Car number17
Starts18
Wins2
Podiums3
Poles1
Fastest laps2
Best finish11th in 2019-20
Previous series
2017-19
2016
2015
2013-14
2012-14
2012
FIA Formula 2 Championship
GP3 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Championship titles
2019
2014
2014
FIA Formula 2 Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps

Nyck de Vries (born 6 February 1995) is a Dutch racing driver currently competing in the 2020-21 Formula E season for Mercedes-EQ, and the 2021 European Le Mans Series season with G-Drive Racing. He is also a test and reserve driver for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.[1][2][3][4] De Vries won the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship as well as the 2010 and 2011 Karting World Championships and in 2014 the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championships. He was signed to the McLaren young driver programme from January 2010 until May 2019 and Audi Sport racing academy from October 2016 until August 2019. [2][5][6]

Career

De Vries driving in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone

Karting

In 2008 De Vries won the WSK World Series for the KF3 category, as well as the German Junior Championship. In 2009 he retained both his German Junior and WSK World Series titles, as well as winning the European KF3 Championship. In September he won the 2010 Karting World Championship. He also won the World Championship in 2011.

Formula Renault Eurocup

In 2012 and 2013 he has raced in Formula Renault 2.0. The Dutch driver then won both the Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series in 2014.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

For the 2015 season, De Vries decided to race in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series placing third overall.

GP3 Series

Making the jump to GP3 for 2016 De Vries raced with ART before moving up to Formula 2 in 2017.

FIA Formula 2 Championship

Since joining Formula 2, he has raced with 4 teams, with a best result of 1st overall in 2019.[1][2][7]

On 28 September 2019, he won the Russian F2 feature race to take the 2019 Formula 2 Championship driver's title.

On 6 July 2020, De Vries was announced as the Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe GmbH test and reserve driver. His roles include testing the Toyota TS050 Hybrid and Toyota's hypercar.[8]

FIA Formula E Championship

On 11 September 2019, De Vries was announced as a driver for the new Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team for the 2019-20 Formula E season alongside Stoffel Vandoorne.

For the 2020-21 season, De Vries continued at the renamed Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team.[9] He qualified on pole for the first race of the season-opening Diriyah ePrix double-header, proceeding to lead every lap en route to his first-ever victory in the series.

Formula One

De Vries was signed to the McLaren Young Driver Programme in 2010,[5] and the Audi Sport Racing Academy in 2016, leaving the McLaren Young Driver Programme in 2019 to focus on his duties at Audi, where he stayed until September 2019.

In December 2020, De Vries and Formula E teammate Stoffel Vandoorne performed their first Formula One test for the Mercedes team at the season-ending Young Driver Test.[10]

De Vries appeared as himself in two episodes of McLaren's animated series Tooned.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-ace GP 14 0 0 1 2 78 5th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 11 1 1 2 4 166 10th
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen GP 14 2 1 2 5 113 5th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 2 68 8th
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen GP 14 5 6 5 10 254 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 14 9 9 10 12 300 1st
2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series DAMS 17 1 1 1 6 160 3rd
2016 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 18 2 1 1 5 133 6th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Rapax 13 1 0 0 4 114 7th
Racing Engineering 8 0 0 2 1
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 24 3 2 4 6 202 4th
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Racing Team Nederland 6 0 0 2 0 64 9th
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship ART Grand Prix 22 4 5 3 12 266 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Racing Team Nederland 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 15th
2019-20 Formula E Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team 11 0 0 0 1 60 11th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Racing Team Nederland 6 1 0 2 2 99 10th
2020 European Le Mans Series G-Drive Racing 3 1 0 1 2 43 5th
2020-21 Formula E Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 6 2 1 2 2 57 2nd*
2021 European Le Mans Series G-Drive Racing 3 1 2 0 2 57 2nd*
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC+*
Formula One Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Reserve driver

+ As De Vries was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2015 DAMS ALC
1

7
ALC
2

2
MON
1

11
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

2
HUN
1

11
HUN
2

9
RBR
1

3
RBR
2

5
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

Ret
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

3
BUG
1

7
BUG
2

10
JER
1

4
JER
2

1
3rd 160

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2016 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

5
RBR
FEA

3
RBR
SPR

4
SIL
FEA

5
SIL
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

20
HUN
SPR

13
HOC
FEA

2
HOC
SPR

8
SPA
FEA

3
SPA
SPR

8
MNZ
FEA

7
MNZ
SPR

1
SEP
FEA

13
SEP
SPR

6
YMC
FEA

1
YMC
SPR

11
6th 133

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

+ Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2018-19 Racing Team Nederland LMP2 Dallara P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA LMS SIL
5
FUJ
7
SHA
5
SEB
5
SPA
5
LMS
5
9th 64
2019-20 Racing Team Nederland LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL FUJ
1
SHA
5
BHR
5
COA
5
SPA LMS
6
BHR
3
10th 99

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2019 Netherlands Racing Team Nederland Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
Netherlands Frits van Eerd
Dallara P217-Gibson LMP2 340 26th 15th
2020 Netherlands Racing Team Nederland Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
Netherlands Frits van Eerd
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 349 19th 15th

Complete Formula E results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis Powertrain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos Points
2019-20 Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team Spark SRT05e Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 DIR
6
DIR
16
SCL
5
MEX
Ret
MRK
11
BER
4
BER
Ret
BER
18
BER
4
BER
14
BER
2
11th 60
2020-21 Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team Spark SRT05e Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 DIR
1
DIR
9
RME
Ret
RME
Ret
VLC
1
VLC
16
MCO
Ret
MEX
MEX
NYC
NYC
LDN
LDN
BER
BER
2nd* 57*

* Season still in progress.

Complete European Le Mans Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2020 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
2
SPA LEC MNZ
Ret
ALG
1
5th 43
2021 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 CAT
4
RBR
2
LEC
1
MNZ
SPA
ALG
2nd* 57*

* Season still in progress.

References

  1. ^ a b "Nyck De Vries: Racedriver biography -- career and success". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "McLaren Formula 1 - Profile: Nyck de Vries". McLaren Mercedes. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Mercedes stick with De Vries and Vandoorne for 2021". gpblog.com. GP Blog. 29 October 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ Smith, Sam (29 October 2020). "MERCEDES LAUNCHES ITS 2021 FORMULA E PACKAGE". the-race.com. The Race. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ a b "McLaren sign young karter Nyck de Vries". Formula 1. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Wood, Elliot (6 May 2019). "Nyck de Vries' split with McLaren confirmed". Formula Scout. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "McLaren Racing - Profile: Nyck de Vries". www.mclaren.com. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WELCOMES NYCK DE VRIES". racing.tgr-europe.com. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ Smith, Sam (29 October 2020). "MERCEDES LAUNCHES ITS 2021 FORMULA E PACKAGE". The Race. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Fernando Alonso tops 'young driver test' for Renault on F1 2020's last days". Sky Sports. 15 December 2020.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Antonio Fuoco
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Jack Aitken
Preceded by
Pierre Gasly
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Jack Aitken
Preceded by
George Russell
FIA Formula 2 Championship
Champion

2019
Succeeded by
Mick Schumacher

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