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F1: Nyck de Vries will drive for Williams in the P1 of Spain

If what Williams managers say is true (“The team no longer needs paid drivers to sustain itself”), the presence of Nicholas Latifi in F1 becomes mo


If what managers say is true (“The team no longer needs paid drivers to sustain itself”), the presence of in becomes more unsustainable with each race.

Said and done: the man who in recent weeks sounded to replace him for the second part of the season, the Dutchman , will ride Williams in P1 of the Spanish GP (next Friday). Although the Mercedes EQ driver (in ) will use Alexander Albon’s car.

“Nyck’s experience and professionalism will be crucial on Friday as he will complete some of the key engineering tests in FP1 before handing the car back to Alex for FP2,” said Dave Robson, the team’s Head of Vehicle Performance. English.

For his part, the pilot declared that “The preparation for the test is going well so far and the team has been incredibly supportive. I really want to live the whole experience in Spain right now!”.

De Vries, it goes without saying, is a Mercedes driver, and if Williams consolidates as the Germans’ ‘B team’, the entry of the Dutchman for the Canadian would continue the logic of ’s years maturing at . For Williams, having two drivers of the level of Albon and de Vries for the first time in many years would be a great asset for its (very) gradual resurrection.