Daniel Ricciardo to Replace Nyck De Vries for the Remainder of the Season at AlphaTauri
It has been revealed that Daniel Ricciardo is taking Nyck de Vries’ seat for the rest of the F1 Season at AlphaTauri. Ricciardo, who left McLaren at season’s end, has now found a new home at AlphaTauri. The Australian driver struggled to keep up with his McLaren teammate Lando norris during the season. Ricciardo has the opportunity to show his value and secure a future permanent seat.
This decision also raises concerns about Nyck De Vries’ future in Formula 1. It appears that the performance of the young Dutchman, who’s only been at AlphaTauri since a few weeks, has not met the team expectations. De Vries could have been replaced with Ricciardo due to a lack in confidence. AlphaTauri is known for developing young talent, so it’s possible De Vries could still have a F1 future, either with AlphaTauri, or another team. It is only a matter of time before we know how Ricciardo’s and De Vries’ move will turn out.
The team announced Tuesday that Australian Daniel Ricciardo will join the AlphaTauri Formula One Team on loan from Red Bull Racing until the end of the 2023 Formula One season. He will replace Nyck deVries, who is retiring after the Hungarian Grand Prix this week.
Ricciardo, who spent two seasons racing for Toro Rosso in 2012-13 (now AlphaTauri), won seven races while with Red Bull.
He was spending a year on the sidelines AlphaTauri has called him up after Nyck De Vries, who is currently at the bottom of the standings in the F1 drivers’ championships, failed to impress.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Daniel back into the team,” Franz Tost is the AlphaTauri team leader.
“There is no doubt that his driving abilities are excellent, and since he knows many of us already, his integration will be simple and straightforward. His experience as an eight-time Formula 1 Grand Prix champion will be a great asset to the team.
“I would like to thank Nyck for his valuable contribution during his time with Scuderia AlphaTauri and I wish him all the best for the future.”
De Vries had a dream debLast year, he earned points for Williams by finishing ninth in the Italian Grand Prix held at Monza.
In 10 rounds, he did not finish in the top 10.
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