De Vries was called up by Williams shortly before FP3 at the Italian Grand Prix to replace Alex Albon, who suffered from appendicitis.
The former Formula 2 and Formula E champion immediately impressed him at Monza, beating Albon’s regular teammate Nicholas Latifi , he was tied for eighth with Dutchman Max Verstappen after a string of free throws. Midfielder DRS trained and successfully defended his position to finish ninth, earning Williams two precious points.
When asked by Motorsport.com if there was anything else De Vries could do to get his seat next year, Capito replied: “No, he has nothing else to do. He also There are other commitments, aren’t there? (
“He did an absolutely fantastic job and I rate him very highly. That’s why my expectations were very high and he exceeded them.
“It’s hard to get in that car for a two-hour race and qualify without making any mistakes and not driving it myself.
” He has to defend He has an attack. He has to be lapped without making a mistake and then he has to pit, it’s so complicated, it’s an excellent job. “
By pointing to De Vries’ existing commitment, Capito suggested that the ball is now in the 27-year-old’s camp whether he will play for the team in 2023.
But with the Alpine seat also up for grabs, it remains to be seen if Williams will be the team. His best chance next year.
Nyck de Vries, Williams FW44
De Vries joked after the race that he “may need to prepare a Powerpoint” to market his services.
“Anytime you get a chance to drive a Formula 1 car, it’s It’s a job interview and audition,” he added.
When pressed further on DeVries’ availability in 2023, Capito said: “I don’t know, you have to ask him about his contract what is the situation.
“You just saw how messy it is, and we’re not known for messy.
“I don’t do hypothetical things, so I just have a sense of the facts interest. If it does, then there may be a solution…”
De Vries is currently signed with Toyota’s World Endurance Championship team as a reserve driver with a view to securing a racing seat in 2023 , while the 2020-21 FE champion has also been linked with a move to Maserati, but now his current team Mercedes is withdrawing from the electric championship.
He will be on standby again in Singapore in three weeks Grand Prix, in case Albon recovers from appendicitis surgery.
On Monday, Williams announced that Albon was in respiratory failure following surgery, The Thai driver had to spend time in intensive care.
But Albon is due to be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and the team hopes he will recover in time.