Netherlands

Nyck

De Vries

#17

Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team

All Time Stats

Races

26

Wins

2

Podiums

5

2019/20 was an impressive debut campaign for Nyck de Vries, taking his first podium on the way to the Rookie of the Year honours. It was nothing on 2020/21 though as the Dutchman became Formula E’s first Drivers’ World Champion right at the last, on home soil for Mercedes-EQ in Berlin.

Starting his motorsport adventure at an early age, de Vries first cut his teeth in karting. After winning back-to-back Karting World Championship in 2010 and 2011, de Vries stepped up to single-seater racing in Formula Renault 2.0. 

The Dutchman, originally from Sneek, continued his winning ways, culminating in championship wins in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in 2014. The following year, he raced in the Formula Renault 3.5 series finishing in third place and taking a win in the final race.

De Vries made the jump up to GP3 with ART Grand Prix in 2016. Amongst a talented grid, the Dutchman finished the year in sixth with two wins.

Advancing up the single-seater ladder, de Vries moved up to Formula 2 in 2017 driving for Rapax and then Racing Engineering. He claimed his first victory in Monaco and finished his debut year in seventh. For 2018 de Vries switched to Prema Racing and continued his upward learning curve in the Formula 1 support series with three wins and ending the year in fourth.

Reuniting with ART Grand Prix for the 2019 F2 season, de Vries triumphed against a highly-competitive field to take the championship title with four wins and eight podiums. The same year, he ventured out of open-wheel racing as he joined the World Endurance Championship line-up for Racing Team Nederland.

Before graduating to a full-time drive with the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, de Vries completed rookie tests with Audi, NIO and Envision Virgin Racing. 

De Vries' rookie campaign was a season of development and progress, the Dutchman immediately showed his speed with an appearance in the opening Super Pole session in Diriyah and combined this with his first points-scoring finish.

Throughout the season, the Dutchman showed flashes of brilliance but was hampered by teething troubles and rookie mistakes from both the team and the driver's inexperience in all-electric street racing. Their mutual efforts were rewarded in the final race of the season as Vandoorne's first victory was complemented by de Vries finishing in second.

De Vries flew out of the blocks in Season 7 and topped every session on the way to a maiden Formula E race win in Diriyah. From there, it looked a certainty that the talented 26-year-old would be in the mix throughout the series' first campaign as an FIA World Championship.

Another victory would follow in Valencia, with the Dutchman getting it right where many others got it horribly wrong. After that point, though, Mercedes-EQ traversed a tricky spell in mid-season, where de Vries scored just once between Rounds 6 and 11 - with the trip to New York at the end of that patch and a costly mistake in Monaco proving to be his lowest points this season.

A double podium in London propelled de Vries to that Drivers' World Championship lead, but in reality he'd never been far away from that opening weekend onwards. A rollercoaster final couple of rounds in the German capital saw the Dutchman navigate the drama with his rivals falling by the wayside. 

He returns to defend his title alongside Stoffel Vandoorne, with the pair aiming to ensure Mercedes-EQ doubles up.

Season 8 grid