De Vries opens up on premature F1 exit

De Vries opens up on premature F1 exit

Nyck de Vries went on social media to express his feelings, acknowledging that the unexpected loss of his F1 opportunity “hurts” after losing his AlphaTauri spot to Daniel Ricciardo.

De Vries was fired by AlphaTauri after just ten races after he failed to improve on his early-season performance.

The Dutchman lined up 12th on the grid and finished in the same position in Monaco, where he had his best qualifying and race results with the Faenza based team.

Despite the fact that the distance between him and colleague Yuki Tsunoda in qualifying had recently closed, his inability to consistently outperform Tsunoda was a glaring sign of his lack of advancement.

Inciting remarks attacking Red Bull that were said to come from de Vries’ sacking surfaced online earlier this week. The 28-year-old made it plain in his statement on social media that those remarks were untrue given that he had not engaged with the media since his F1 departure.

“A short note from me… After recent events, I decided to take some time for myself away from social media, which I will continue to do,” De Vries wrote on Instagram.

“I would like to thank Red Bull and Scuderia AlphaTauri for the opportunity to live my dream. Of course, it hurts that the F1 chance I dreamed of for so long ended prematurely.

“But life is not a destination, it’s a journey, and sometimes you have to take the hard road to get where you want to be.

“I am grateful for our privileged lives, proud of our journey and my family. This is just another experience; we move on and look forward to the next chapter.

“Thank you to everyone for your kind and encouraging messages in the past week. It’s been heart-warming to feel your support.

“PS: I received some interesting articles about things I’ve said in the last week. For clarity, I haven’t spoken to any media and for the time being I’ll enjoy some me time. Wishing you all a nice summer.”

The value of having the chance to compete against the best in motorsport is made clear by De Vries’ remarks and his heartfelt thanks to Red Bull.

He conveys disappointment and sadness, which emphasize the enormous emotional cost associated with pursuing a career in motorsport.

Although failures and unexpected exits might be demoralizing, it’s important for drivers to keep in mind that these situations frequently provide insightful lessons and opportunities for progress.

The remarks of Nyck de Vries serve as a reminder of both the good and the bad of the Formula 1 world, where fortitude and tenacity are essential qualities to overcome obstacles and advance toward even greater accomplishments in the future.

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