Formula 1 | De Vries was helped by Anthony Hamilton in 2012

De Vries was helped by Anthony Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton knows Nyck de Vries well, having worked with him for several years at Mercedes F1. The Dutchman is indeed a development and reserve driver for the Brackley team.

Hamilton was therefore delighted to learn that de Vries had his chance in F1, and reveals that he has known him for a very long time because his father, Anthony Hamilton, wanted to integrate him into the McLaren development program.

« Nyck is a very talented driver, I knew him when he was very young » explained the seven-time world champion. « When I was at McLaren, my father tried to help him come to F1.

« He is really valuable for our team, and he does a lot for us in the simulator and he is always positive. I was very happy to hear that he had the chance to drive a GP weekend. He deserves a place in Formula 1, in my opinion. »

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