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Nyck de Vries has agreed to return to racing in Formula E just two months after he was unceremoniously sacked by AlphaTauri halfway through his debut F1 season. The Dutchman was signed to partner Yuki Tsunoda at the start of this year but quickly saw his hopes of excelling in F1 go up in smoke.
De Vries, who won the Formula E title in 2020/21, failed to score a single point in F1 before he was replaced by Daniel Ricciardo after just 10 races. He then announced that he was stepping back from racing to study negotiation and leadership at the prestigious Harvard Business School. said De Vries . “I’m particularly excited about the future plans for the team. The basis is already strong and the team has all the attributes to succeed.
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Nyck de Vries is set for a return to his old stomping ground in Formula E (Image: GETTY)
“I believe going forward we will be able to extract even more potential from the project and the organisation, so to be a part of that process was very appealing for me.
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The Dutchman previously won the Formula E title with Mercedes back in 2021 (Image: GETTY)
De Vries went on to express his optimism for the future with Mahindra by insisting that he feels comfortable about returning to Formula E, where he has dominated proceedings before, despite his nightmare F1 spell being fresh in the memory.