De Vries to replace Vettel in first practice for Aston Martin at Monza


Nyck de Vries will take part in FP1 for the third time this season when he takes Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin in first practice for the 2022 Italian Grand Prix.

The 27-year-old ran in FP1 for Williams in place of Alex Albon at the Spanish Grand Prix, before subbing in for Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in France.

"I am really looking forward to driving for AMF1, particularly at such a legendary circuit as Monza," said the Dutchman.

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"It will be my third FP1 session of the season, and in the third different Formula 1 chassis, and these opportunities have given me a fantastic insight into how Formula 1 cars and teams function and operate.

"I hope I can bring a fresh perspective to the AMF1 team and can undertake a run-programme that proves beneficial to us both."

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"We are delighted to welcome Nyck to our team, and we look forward to working with him at Monza," added Team Principal Mike Krack.

"I have watched Nyck's career with great interest – he drove brilliantly to win the Formula 2 title in 2019 and underlined his class by winning the Formula E World Championship in 2020/2021, so we are looking forward to gaining his perspectives and insights about our car.

"His achievements show that he clearly deserves a shot at Formula 1 – and, hopefully, this opportunity to get behind the wheel of the AMR22 will allow him to showcase his abilities to the wider world."

As per the 2022 regulations, each team needs to allocate two practice sessions to field a driver that has not competed in two Grands Prix. Aston Martin are yet to announce who will take part in the remaining practice session.



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