De Vries grateful Monza F1 ‘job interview performed into my palms’
The one-time System E champion certified thirteenth – although began eighth resulting from grid penalties for others – and went on to complete his debut F1 race in ninth regardless of receiving a reprimand for erratic driving beneath the late security automotive.
With Nicholas Latifi’s future at Williams unsure and a number of other different seats obtainable in F1 for 2023, de Vries’ sturdy maiden outing has come on the proper time.
Requested if he felt the Italian GP was one thing of an audition for him with regard to incomes a full-time seat in 2023, the Mercedes reserve mentioned: “I imply, any time you are within the automotive you are anticipated to do a great job.
“And any time you get an opportunity to drive a System 1 automotive it’s a sort of job interview and an audition.
“You have to take these alternatives, however you have additionally bought to make use of them sensibly as a result of there’s at all times a trade-off of doing an excessive amount of and too little.
“However I’m simply grateful that it labored out nicely and performed into our palms. We took some factors and it was an excellent efficiency. And nobody can take that away from us.”
Jost Capito, CEO, Williams Racing, Nyck de Vries, Williams Racing, rejoice after the latter secures factors on his F1 race debut
Picture by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Pictures
On Saturday at Monza, Lewis Hamilton mentioned De Vries deserved a spot in F1.
Requested by Motorsport.com if he agreed with the seven-time world champion’s feedback, he added: “, I really feel like I would not be standing on this grid [if I didn’t deserve it] and I believe this weekend has been a great efficiency.
“However we’re at all times anticipated to do a great job and it is lower than me to determine any driver line-up.
“This world may be very risky and it isn’t solely advantage counts. So, it is out of my management.
“However this nobody can take away from me, so whatever the future whether or not I am right here or not, I can look again on a proud debut and first second in System 1. I loved it.”