About me

I am
Nyck de Vries

Nyck’s motorsport journey started in karting, as the majority of drivers’ careers do. His breakthrough year was 2007 when he began driving in the KF3 class, finished second in the Belgian and Dutch Championships and secured second place in the Rotax Junior class.

The following year he built on this success by becoming German champion and winning the prestigious WSK series. This experience helped him become European KF3 Champion the year after, as well as winning the German Championship and WSK series for the second consecutive year. He also performed well at the World Cup, despite mechanical issues hampering him.

In 2010 still racing karts, he took on the challenge of racing in Super KF to test himself against some of the most experienced drivers on the international scene. It was also that year when he signed an agreement with McLaren to become part of our young driver programme.

The following year he entered the Super KF once again (although it became known as the KF1) and excelled, achieving 13 podiums, 9 victories and 15 fastest laps to cement his reputation as one of the most exciting young drivers on the karting circuit.

At the age of 17, Nyck made the move to car racing, jumping straight into Formula Renault 2.0. He finished the overall championship in fifth place and was awarded the title of ‘Rookie of the Year’.

He won the 2014 the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championships, moving up to DAMS and a Formula Renault 3.5 drive in 2015.

Name
Nyck de Vries
Date of Birth
5 February 1995
Place of Birth
Sneek, The Netherlands
Favorite Circuit
Hungaroring
Best Memory
My First Formula Renault win NEC Assen 2012
2018 SEASON
FIA Formula 2

In 2018 Nyck targets the title in the Formula 2 championship. Together with front runners PREMA Racing Nyck has only one goal for 2018: the championship.

The FIA Formula 2 Championship leads the drivers across the world in 12 rounds supporting the Formula 1 calendar.

Between races Nyck also helps McLaren F1 in their preparation ahead of Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Woking-based simulator.

Nyck’s 2018 Car

Dallara F2 2018
Tyres

Pirelli has a range of four slick tyres for Formula 2: P Zero Orange hard, P Zero White medium, P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft. In addition to this, there is a wet-weather tyre, which has blue markings.

Engine

The power behind the car lies in the 4 litre V8 engine with 612 HP @ 10.000 rpm, which powers every car on the grid.

Brakes

6 pistons monobloc Brembo callipers. Hitco carbon-carbon brake discs and pads.

Nyck’s Career

From karting to single seaters
2017
FIA Formula 2
7th
2016
GP3 Series
6th
2015
Formula Renault 3.5
3rd (Best Rookie)
2014
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
Champion
Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS
Champion
2013
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
5th
2012
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
5th (Best Rookie)
2011
KF1 World Championship
Champion
WSK Euro Series Champion KF1
Champion
2010
KF2 World Championship
Champion
2009
WSK Euro Series Champion KF3
Champion
European Championship KF3
Champion
Northern European Championship KF3
Champion
KF3 German Championship
Champion
2008
WSK Championship KF3
Champion
German Championship KF3
Champion