Nyck de Vries was second in sprintrace Formula 2 in debut for new team
Nyck de Vries is on Sunday on the second place finished in the sprintrace in the Formula 2 at the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps. The 22-year-old driver had only the Brazilian Sergio Sette Camara for themselves.
De Vries has raced in Belgium in his first Grand Prix weekend for his new team, Racing Engineering. He made earlier this week, the sudden transition from Rapax to the Spanish renstal.
“I’m really happy with it. It is not easy to halfway to get in a new team,” says The Vris against NUsport.
“Racing Engineering did always at the top, but now it is not an easy season. I am happy that I this stage, I was able to give. Hopefully I can continue to do so.”
Saturday ended the Frisian talent on the fifth place in the hoofdrace. In the sprintrace on Sunday, he smelled even victory, but Sette Camara defended with success a lead of about a second in the eighteen laps long race.
After a solid crash of the Japanese Nobaharu Matsushita ended the race behind the safety car.
“There was my transfer a lot of work to do, so I have in the past few days and little daylight,” said De Vries, who was enjoying the many Dutch fans in Spa. “Saturday and Sunday, you saw a lot of orange around the circuit and during the drivers parade. Normally there is not a lot of audience in the Formula 2, but now there was a lot of orange. That was really cool to see.”
Talent Nyck de Vries exchanges right in Formula 2-season of team
De Vries, who is part of the talentenprogramma of McLaren, is now finished his debut season in the Formula 2. At the end of may, he won in Monaco, his first race in this class. Last month, he finished, moreover two times as the third in the races in Hungary.
By his fifth and second place in Belgium increases The Vries of the eighth to the sixth spot in the standings. The Monegask Charles Leclerc is gorgeous in the lead. There are still three races on the program in the Formula 2: in Italy, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.
At 14.00 hours start the Formula 1 race at the circuit of Spa. Max Verstappen will start from the fifth spot.