Remained silent since the announcement of his replacement at AlphaTauri by Daniel Ricciardo, Nyck de Vries said on social networks that he wanted to turn the page.
Ten small Grands Prix and then goes away. Arrived at the start of the season at AlphaTauri to replace Pierre Gasly after having impressed at the wheel of Williams at Monza last year, Nyck de Vries saw his season end abruptly. Not having scored a single point in the first ten rounds of the season, the Dutch driver was pushed out and handed over his seat to Daniel Ricciardo next weekend in Hungary.
While statements wrongly attributed to him have recently come out, Nyck de Vries finally came out of his silence this Wednesday through a message published via his official account. Instagram. A silence that he justifies by the desire to “take time for (him), away from social networks”, which he intends to “continue to do”. If the decision to thank him was taken in the space of a few phone calls after the British Grand Prix, the 2021 Formula E world champion wanted to salute his former employer.
“We are turning the page”
« I want to thank Red Bull and Scuderia AlphaTauri for giving me the chance to live my dream, said the Dutchman. Of course, it hurts that the F1 opportunity I dreamed of for so long ended prematurely. With a touch of philosophy, Nyck de Vries assures that “life is not a destination, it’s a journey, and sometimes you have to take the tortuous path to get where you want”. Despite everything “grateful of the privileged life” that he can lead and “proud of the path” that he has been able to travel, the native of Sneek projects himself towards the future.
« It’s just a new experience, we’re turning the page to look forward to the next chapter, he says. Thanks to everyone for your kind and encouraging messages over the past week. Your support has warmed my heart. To conclude, Nyck de Vries returned to the comments that were wrongly attributed to him, saying that he had “not spoken to any media” and said he wanted to “take time” for him. Already passed through Formula E and endurance before his short stint in F1, the Dutchman could very quickly bounce back.