Although when it comes to Dutch motorsport one has to Max Verstappen as a great reference there is another young man who shines with his own light: Nyck de Vries, which was consecrated as the first Formula E world champion and, furthermore, it sounds like a candidate to replace George Russell in the team Williams de F1 if the British finally get to Mercedes to replace the Finnish Valtteri Bottas.
De Vries, pilot of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, was established in Berlin (Germany) as the new monarch of the electrical category, which this year debuted the status of the World Cup. The 26-year-old led the last double date in the Tempelhof airport, in which 17 other runners had mathematical chances of achieving the title.
Although he finished 22nd in the Saturday race, which the Brazilian won Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team), De Vries remained at the forefront of the tournament heading into Sunday's competition. He came eighth after a chaotic test in which several of his rivals had problems and thus conquered the crown. The end of the year saw the French as the winner Norman Born (Ventury Racing).
With Mercedes about to leave the category, something that he would officially announce in the next few days, De Vries will have to define his future immediately. Although there is a possibility that the structure will continue privately and that he will stay to defend the "1", there are several who see it in the F.1 in 2021.
De Vries, champion of the F2 In 2019, he has been alternating his participation in Formula E with endurance races in the Wec, where he shares a car with the Argentine Franco Colapinto. And already at the time he had admitted that a good result in the electric series would open the way to the maximum. And the first step has been taken.
“I have read what has been published in the media. Obviously I feel very privileged and honored that people are talking about me and being associated with Williams and of course I am grateful for what Toto has said in the media ”, he said recently in reference to rumors that place him on the Grove team and the compliments he has received from Toto Wolff.
Time will tell what the future of De Vries will be, but for now the "silly season" of Formula 1 already has a new protagonist ...