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F1 Spanish GP: Formula E champion Nyck de Vries set for WILLIAMS test, to feature in FP1 at Spanish GP

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F1 Spanish GP: Formula E champion Nyck de Vries handed Williams practice slot- Formula E champion Nyck de Vries will replace Williams’ race regular Alex Albon in the first Friday practice for this weekend’s Spanish Formula One Grand Prix, the team said. Teams are obliged to run a young driver in two such sessions this season. Follow Formula 1 Updates on InsideSport.IN.

De Vries, 27, is also a reserve for Mercedes who provide Williams with engines.
While he has tested for Mercedes, the Friday session will be his first official outing in a Formula One car at a Grand Prix weekend.
F1 Spanish GP: Formula E champion Nyck de Vries set for WILLIAMS test, to feature in FP1 at Spanish GP

The Barcelona circuit is a familiar one from pre-season testing.

“Preparation for the test is going well so far and the team have been incredibly supportive of me. I’m very much looking forward to the whole experience in Spain,” the Dutchman said.

F1 Spanish GP: Formula E champion Nyck de Vries set for WILLIAMS test, to feature in FP1 at Spanish GP
F1 Spanish GP: Formula E champion Nyck de Vries.

De Vries beat Canadian Nicholas Latifi, Williams’ other current driver, to the Formula Two title in 2019.

The Dutch driver is the reigning Formula E Champion and has even won the Formula 2 title in 2019. But, his performance this year in Formula E has been disastrous as he sees himself nineteenth overall and has 15 points to show.

Nyck is the first choice to replace Nicholas Latifi for the Williams seat as the Canadian driver has had a torrid start to the 2022 season. He is reeling behind in the last place in the Drivers’ standings this year and is yet to open his points tally.

F1 Spanish GP: Formula E champion Nyck de Vries set for WILLIAMS test, to feature in FP1 at Spanish GP

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