Aston Martin F1 has announced that Nyck de Vries will drive the AMR22 this weekend at Monza, where he will replace Sebastian Vettel in Free Practice 1 on Friday.
This will be the third drive in F1 this year for the Dutchman, who previously drove Alex Albon’s Williams in Barcelona and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in France.
« I’m really looking forward to getting behind the wheel for Aston Martin F1, especially on a legendary circuit like Monza, » said de Vries.
“This will be my third EL1 session of the season and third different chassis, and these opportunities have given me fantastic insight into how Formula 1 cars and teams work and operate. bring a fresh perspective to the team and to be able to embark on a program that will benefit both of us. »
Silverstone-based team principal Mike Krack welcomed Nyck de Vries with great pleasure.
« We are delighted to welcome Nyck to the team and look forward to working alongside him at Monza. I have followed Nyck’s career with great interest: he brilliantly won the Formula 2 title in 2019 and confirmed his class by winning the Formula E championship in 2021/2021, so we are looking forward to hearing his views and thoughts on the car. »
« His accomplishments show that he clearly deserves a place in Formula 1, and I hope that the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the AMR22 will allow him to show his capabilities to the world. »
This Dutchman’s test session was made possible by Mercedes F1, which powers the Aston Martin team. The latter will thus carry out the first of its two compulsory runs dedicated to young drivers this year, but has not yet confirmed who will be present during the second or when it will take place.