The Formula E McLaren team will not take over the services of Nyck de Vries

The Formula E McLaren team will not take over the services of Nyck de Vries




Sam Hall and Remy Ramjiawan


McLaren CEO Zak Brown reveals that while the team will take the Formula E team from Mercedes at the end of the year, it will not use Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne.

De Vries is currently in his third season in Form E. The 27-year-old Dutchman switched from Form 2 to the electric race class at the end of 2019, after winning the title in the ascent class to Formula 1.. . 2021 turned out to be a successful year for the Netherlands, not only did Max Verstappen win the Form 1 championship, but De Vries was also the best in his class.

Mercedes last year in Formula E

Mercedes is in its final year in the electric race class. The McLaren team will take over the position and Brown says he is working hard to provide the team with drivers. The team from Working already has enough under contract drivers, who drive in various classes. It is likely that Felix Rosenqvist will be one of the drivers who will join the Formula E. team. McLaren recently extended his contract with the Swede, but it is unknown at this time what race he will run. “Finally, we are trying to put together two best drivers for all our race activities. We are expanding to three cars in IndyCar. Felix is ​​unique in that sense, because he has won in IndyCar and has won in Formula. E, so that he can compete in both. “explains the American.

‘The Best Series’

If McLaren puts Rosenqvist in the Form E team, there will be only one seat left. Brown looks calmly to fill the area. Explains the search for a suitable driver. “It really depends on what best line we can put together. It’s just an option depending on who the driver is and where we are in and where we can have space,” he concluded. In addition to Rosenqvist, Pato O’Ward also runs IndyCar for the McLaren team.

Pato O’Ward

De Vries

The reigning Formula E champion seems to have no choice but to look back and forth at another Formula E team or bid farewell to the electric class. The Dutchman was allowed to replace Williams of Alexander Albon during the first free practice of the Spanish Grand Prix and later this season will also run a Mercedes practice. Earlier this month, De Vries made a spectacular comeback for 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is possible that next year he may have a full season in the WEC Championship.