Nyck de Vries set for first on-track return since Red Bull axing

Henry Valantine
AlphaTauri driver Nyck de Vries at the Monaco Grand Prix. Monte Carlo, May 2023.

AlphaTauri's Nyck de Vries at the Monaco Grand Prix. Monte Carlo, May 2023.

Nyck de Vries will be back behind the wheel in the Netherlands next weekend, in a demonstration run of a Formula 2 car at Assen.

The former AlphaTauri driver lost his seat in somewhat cut-throat fashion after the British Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo drafted in to replace the Dutchman after a successful tyre test at Silverstone.

While he underperformed compared to Yuki Tsunoda, he will be driving a racing car at Assen during the JACK’s Racing Day weekend on 12 and 13 August.

Nyck de Vries back on track next weekend

The former Formula 2 and Formula E champion will head to the Dutch circuit to drive an MP Motorsport Formula 2 car in demonstration runs for the weekend, which is billed as the largest combined car, motorcycle and karting event in Europe.

De Vries said of the event: “JACK’s Racing Day is one of the most diverse and accessible racing events in Europe. It’s great to see that our sport is so alive in the Netherlands. I look forward to seeing everyone in Assen!”

Event organiser Hilde van Dam added: “Our event is known for making the international racing world accessible where we have already welcomed many a top driver to Assen.

“The fact that we managed to secure a top Dutch driver this year is extra special. Like the many tens of thousands of fans, we are looking forward to a wonderful race weekend.” recommends

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Nyck de Vries linked with drives elsewhere

Since his abrupt dismissal by AlphaTauri, the 28-year-old has been linked with a potential return to Formula E, endurance racing and even calls with Formula 1 teams, according to his manager Guillaume Le Goff.

“There is plenty of interest in Nyck,” Le Goff told “I’ve had quite a few calls in the last week.

“Endurance, Le Mans, GTs, Formula E, also Formula 1. We’ll see.”

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