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Nyck de Vries makes ART switch for 2019 F2 season

by Peter Allen
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Photo: Zak Mauger / FIA Formula 2

Nyck de Vries will link back up with ART Grand Prix in Formula 2 next season.

De Vries came fourth in the F2 standings in 2018 while driving for Prema, winning three races including the feature races at the Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps.

He previously raced with ART in GP3 in 2016, when he was sixth in the standings, before he moved up to F2 the following season.

The 23-year-old Dutchman, a long-time development driver at McLaren, will be team-mate to ART’s GP3 graduate Nikita Mazepin.

?I?m grateful to ART Grand Prix for giving me this opportunity to continue my career in Formula 2,” de Vries said.

“We have a long history together; our relationship has always been great and it feels like coming home.

“We also have unfinished business and I?m happy to have the opportunity to try to finish it next year in Formula 2 where our goal will be to be crowned champions.”

ART won the F2 title in 2018 with George Russell.

“I am very happy that the paths of Nyck and ART Grand Prix are crossing once again,” said team boss Sebastien Philippe.

“His experience, his seriousness and his top speed make him one of the natural leaders in Formula 2.

“Since our first partnership in GP3, we have seen him progress in all areas, both sporting and personal and he has all the qualities that will allow him to achieve his greatest ambitions and that of the company, namely securing both titles in Formula 2 in 2019?.