Alpine could now be another potential full-time home for Formula 1 rookie Nyck de Vries in 2023.
Now it looks like the Dutchman is likely to win his second consecutive Grand Prix with Williams in Singapore, as news emerges that Alex Albon is suffering from respiratory failure And spent a lot of time in the intensive care unit after appendix surgery.
De Vries, 27, was Aston Martin’s practice driver at Monza on Friday, but Silverstone has signed new Formula 2 champion Felipe Felipe Drugovich takes the bench role for 2023.
De Vries wants a game seat, but Williams boss Jost Capito is in the Za later warned that there are other factors that could affect whether Nicolas Latifi is replaced in 2023.
“There is no doubt about the quality of Nyck,” Dutch GP boss Jan Lammers told NOS.
“His labyrinth in Latifis, Strolls and the sport means three available seats in Formula 1
” very difficult. “
However, Williams’ regular Latifi now appears to be in a particularly precarious state after being thoroughly beaten by de Vries in qualifying and at Monza.
“It was very difficult for him,” Capito admitted. “It was very high pressure to have a faster new driver in another car.
” As a Formula 1 driver you have to be able to handle the pressure because there are only 20 places. They are the best and you have to be able to handle.
“We have to see now. “
Williams may have de Vries take a closer look, as other teams with key 2023 vacancies appear to be doing the same.
For example, we reported last weekend that Alpine will race IndyCar star Colton Hertha at the Hungaroring late September last year.
De Vries and F2 front-runner Jack Doohan now looks ready for a similar test in the 2021 Alps in Hungary.
“Maybe I should prepare a Powerpoint presentation,” when asked De Vries joked to De Telegraaf newspaper when some teams were now showing interest in him.
“Formula 1 is a dynamic world, so it’s hard to estimate my chances. How big is it. What happened on Sunday definitely gave me a lot of motivation.
in their car. But no matter what happens, no one can take Monza away from me right now. ”