F1: de Vries to drive Practice 1 this Friday

Mercedes F1 reserve driver and Formula E champion Nyck de Vries, 27,  will replace Williams’ race regular Alex Albon in first Friday practice for this weekend’s Spanish Formula One Grand Prix, the team said.

Teams are obliged to run a young driver in two such sessions this season.

“Preparation for the test is going well so far and the team have been incredibly supportive of me. I’m very much looking forward to the whole experience in Spain,” the Dutchman said.

De Vries beat Canadian Nicholas Latifi, Williams’ other current driver, to the Formula Two title in 2019 and deserves an F1 seat

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