Mercedes can’t help Nyck de Vries to F1 – Toto Wolff

Mercedes can’t do a lot to assist Nyck de Vries with getting a Formula One drive and may let him go, group manager Toto Wolff said after the Dutch save supplanted Lewis Hamilton in first Friday practice at the French Grand Prix.

De Vries, 27, is the prevailing Formula E champion with Mercedes and furthermore won the Formula Two crown in 2019.Despite his prosperity, and Mercedes providing motors to four of the 10 groups, he has been not able to get a race seat in Formula One.

Mercedes are likewise pulling out of Formula E toward the finish of this season, with the group offered to McLaren who have their own program of drivers.

Last year’s F2 champion Oscar Piastri is in the mean time the hot number one to become Formula One’s most current new kid on the block with a few groups keen on the Alpine save.

“On the off chance that we can’t furnish him [De Vries] with a fascinating Formula One venture, in a way we really want to let him go,” Wolff told Sky Sports TV at Le Castellet.

“He’s taking a gander at different choices, sportscars and perhaps Formula E yet you should never abandon the open door that one day a Formula One entryway can open and today was excellent. I can’t actually help him,” added Wolff.

“We can’t actually advise any group to take a gander at him and consider him since that would be felt like an impedance and that goes the opposite way.”

De Vries set the 10th best time in the meeting prior to giving back the vehicle to seven-times title holder Hamilton for second practice.

It was his second such trip after one with Mercedes-controlled Williams in Spain in May.

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