Nyck de Vries (born 6 February 1995)[1][2] is a Dutch racing driver currently competing in 2019-20 Formula E season for Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team and the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship season for Racing Team Nederland in the LMP2 class. He won the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship as well as the 2010 and 2011 Karting World Championships and in 2014 the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championships. He was signed to the McLaren young driver programme from January 2010 until May 2019 and Audi Sport racing academy from October 2016 until August 2019. In 2019 he won the FIA Formula 2 Championship.[2][3][4]

Career

De Vries driving in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone

In 2008 De Vries won the WSK World Series for the KF3 category, as well as the German Junior Championship. In 2009 he retained both his German Junior and WSK World Series titles, as well as winning the European KF3 Championship. De Vries was signed by McLaren in January 2010.[3] In September he won the 2010 Karting World Championship. He also won the World Championship in 2011. In 2012 and 2013 he has raced in Formula Renault 20, he raced in 2014 the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championships. For the 2015 season, De Vries decided to race in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series placing third overall. Making the jump to GP3 for 2016 De Vries raced with ART before moving up to Formula 2 in 2017. Since joining Formula 2, he has raced with 4 teams, with a best result of 4th overall in 2018.[1][2][5]

De Vries was signed to the McLaren Young Driver Programme in 2010, and the Audi Sport Racing Academy in 2016, leaving the McLaren Young Driver Programme in 2019 to focus on his duties at Audi until September 2019.

On 11 September 2019, De Vries was announced as a driver for the new Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team for the 2019–20 Formula E season alongside Stoffel Vandoorne.

On 28 September 2019, he won the Russian F2 feature race to take the 2019 Formula 2 Championship driver's title.

De Vries appeared as himself in two episodes of McLaren's animated series Tooned.

On 6 July 2020, De Vries was announced as the Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe GmbH test and reserve driver. His roles include testing the Toyota TS050 Hybrid and Toyota's hypercar.[6]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-ace GP 14 0 0 1 2 78 5th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 11 1 1 2 4 166 10th
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen GP 14 2 1 2 5 113 5th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 2 68 8th
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen GP 14 5 6 5 10 254 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 14 9 9 10 12 300 1st
2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series DAMS 17 1 1 1 6 160 3rd
2016 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 18 2 1 1 5 133 6th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Rapax 13 1 0 0 4 114 7th
Racing Engineering 8 0 0 2 1
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 24 3 2 4 6 202 4th
2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Racing Team Nederland 6 0 0 2 0 64 9th
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship ART Grand Prix 22 4 5 3 12 266 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Racing Team Nederland 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 15th
2019–20 Formula E Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team 11 0 0 0 1 60 11th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Racing Team Nederland 6 1 0 2 2 99 10th
2020 European Le Mans Series G-Drive Racing 3 1 0 1 2 43 5th

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2015 DAMS ALC
1

7
ALC
2

2
MON
1

11
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

2
HUN
1

11
HUN
2

9
RBR
1

3
RBR
2

5
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

Ret
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

3
BUG
1

7
BUG
2

10
JER
1

4
JER
2

1
3rd 160

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2016 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

5
RBR
FEA

3
RBR
SPR

4
SIL
FEA

5
SIL
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

20
HUN
SPR

13
HOC
FEA

2
HOC
SPR

8
SPA
FEA

3
SPA
SPR

8
MNZ
FEA

7
MNZ
SPR

1
SEP
FEA

13
SEP
SPR

6
YMC
FEA

1
YMC
SPR

11
6th 133

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2017 Rapax BHR
FEA

10
BHR
SPR

6
CAT
FEA

10
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

1
BAK
FEA

2
BAK
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA

13
RBR
SPR

16†
SIL
FEA

DNS
SIL
SPR

7
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

3
7th 114
Racing Engineering SPA
FEA

5
SPA
SPR

2
MNZ
FEA

18
MNZ
SPR

12
JER
FEA

13
JER
SPR

6
YMC
FEA

4
YMC
SPR

9
2018 Pertamina
Prema Theodore Racing
BHR
FEA

6
BHR
SPR

5
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

2
CAT
FEA

2
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

9
LEC
FEA

5
LEC
SPR

1
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

14
SIL
FEA

7
SIL
SPR

6
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

7
SPA
FEA

1
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

9
MNZ
SPR

17
SOC
FEA

3
SOC
SPR

4
YMC
FEA

4
YMC
SPR

5
4th 202
2019 ART Grand Prix BHR
FEA

6
BHR
SPR

7
BAK
FEA

2
BAK
SPR

4
CAT
FEA

5
CAT
SPR

1
MON
FEA

1
MON
SPR

7
LEC
FEA

1
LEC
SPR

10
RBR
FEA

3
RBR
SPR

3
SIL
FEA

6
SIL
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

6
SPA
FEA

C
SPA
SPR

C
MNZ
FEA

3
MNZ
SPR

3
SOC
FEA

1
SOC
SPR

2
YMC
FEA

13
YMC
SPR

13
1st 266

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2018–19 Racing Team Nederland LMP2 Dallara P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA LMS SIL
5
FUJ
7
SHA
5
SEB
5
SPA
5
LMS
5
9th 64
2019–20 Racing Team Nederland LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL FUJ
1
SHA
5
BHR
5
COA
5
SPA LMS
6
BHR
3
10th 99

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2019 Netherlands Racing Team Nederland Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
Netherlands Frits van Eerd
Dallara P217-Gibson LMP2 340 26th 15th
2020 Netherlands Racing Team Nederland Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
Netherlands Frits van Eerd
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 349 19th 15th

Complete Formula E results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis Powertrain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2019–20 Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team Spark SRT05e Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 DIR
6
DIR
16
SCL
5
MEX
Ret
MRK
11
BER
4
BER
Ret
BER
18
BER
4
BER
14
BER
2
11th 60

Complete European Le Mans Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2020 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
2
SPA LEC MNZ
Ret
ALG
1
5th 43

References

  1. ^ a b "Nyck De Vries: Racedriver biography — career and success". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "McLaren Formula 1 - Profile: Nyck de Vries". McLaren Mercedes. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "McLaren sign young karter Nyck de Vries". Formula 1. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  4. ^ Wood, Elliot (6 May 2019). "Nyck de Vries' split with McLaren confirmed". Formula Scout. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  5. ^ "McLaren Racing - Profile: Nyck de Vries". www.mclaren.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ https://racing.tgr-europe.com/?p=54276. Retrieved 7 July 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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