De Vries to generate in Monza FP1 for Aston Martin
In advance of the Italian Grand Prix, Aston Martin has introduced that Mercedes F1 reserve driver Nyck de Vries will generate for the Silverstone based mostly group for the duration of the opening no cost exercise for this week’s Monza race.
The 2022 laws have been tweaked for the existing period, and have to have now that all groups comprehensive two Totally free Observe classes making use of motorists who have competed in no a lot more than two Grands Prix.
The 2021 Formulation E winner will generate together with Lance Stroll at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, changing Sebastian Vettel, and has now carried out considerable simulator get the job done at AMF1’s Silverstone headquarters in preparing for the session.
The 27-12 months-aged Dutchman has now participated in two classes this 12 months: in Spain he stood in for Alex Albon at Williams, and he substituted for Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in France.
Commenting on the announcement, de Vries stated: “I am seriously wanting ahead to driving for AMF1, especially at this kind of a famous circuit as Monza. It will be my 3rd FP1 session of the period, and in the 3rd unique Formulation Just one chassis, and these alternatives have offered me a superb perception into how Formulation Just one automobiles and groups purpose and work. I hope I can deliver a contemporary point of view to the AMF1 group and can undertake a operate-programme that proves advantageous to us both of those.”
Group Principal Mike Krack included: “We are delighted to welcome Nyck to our group, and we glance ahead to doing the job with him at Monza. I have viewed Nyck’s vocation with fantastic fascination – he drove brilliantly to get the Formulation two title in 2019 and underlined his course by successful the Formulation E Environment Championship in 2020/2021, so we are wanting ahead to attaining his views and insights about our auto.
“His achievements display that he evidently justifies a shot at Formulation Just one – and, with any luck ,, this option to get at the rear of the wheel of the AMR22 will allow for him to showcase his qualities to the broader globe,” Krack concluded.
The British outfit has however to ensure who will undertake driving obligations in the one particular slot remaining to be loaded this 12 months.