Nyck de Vries met Red Bull advisor about possible F1 future

Nyck de Vries made his Formula 1 racing debut at the Italian Grand Prix after Alex Albon was diagnosed with appendicitis – and the Dutchman arguably knocked it out of the park.

The reserve driver finished ninth, bringing Williams home two points, while Nicholas Latifi finished the day in 15th. Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell sang his praises after the race, and Russell went so far as to say, “there’s no doubt he deserves a place in Formula 1.”

According to ESPN, de Vries’ name is in the running for a possible F1 seat next season, as Williams has yet to confirm the 2023 driver lineup. But his options can extend beyond that one team. The 27-year-old confirmed on the Dutch TV show Humberto on Saturday during the weekend that he has spoken with both Alpine and Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko.