Nyck de Vries has put out a public assertion for the primary time since he misplaced his Formulation 1 seat two weeks in the past.
Daniel Ricciardo was introduced as de Vries’ alternative on the staff following the British Grand Prix.
He took to social media right now to supply an replace on how he’s feeling after shedding his job, and in addition to make clear that any quotes attributed to him since his sacking will not be actual.
“After current occasions, I made a decision to take a while for myself away from social media, which I’ll proceed to do,” stated de Vries.
“I want to thank Pink Bull and Scuderia AlphaTauri for the chance to stay my dream. In fact it hurts that the F1 probability I dreamed of for therefore lengthy ended prematurely. However life isn’t a vacation spot, it’s a journey, and generally it’s important to take the arduous street to get the place you need to be.
“I’m grateful for our privileged lives, pleased with our journey and my household. That is simply one other expertise, we transfer on and stay up for the subsequent chapter.
“Thanks to everybody on your form and inspiring messages up to now week. It’s been heart-warming to really feel your help.”
De Vries additionally rubbished false quotes attributed to him by different publications, which claimed he stated he had been promised a seat alongside Max Verstappen at Pink Bull in 2025 and alluded to Lewis Hamilton’s controversial 2021 championship defeat.
“I obtained some fascinating articles about issues I’ve stated within the final week,” stated de Vries. “For readability, I haven’t spoken to any media and in the interim I’ll take pleasure in some me time.”
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