“It hurts, of course, that the Formula 1 opportunity I had always dreamed of ended so prematurely,” he wrote.
“But life isn’t a destination, it’s a journey, and sometimes you have to go through a tough road to get there.”
De Vries said he thanked Red Bull and Alpha Tauri for the opportunity to “live my dream” and was “grateful for our privileged life, proud of our journey and my family”. “This is just another experiment; we move on and look forward to the next chapter.”
A number of malicious comments by de Vries, citing Italian media, have been circulating around the internet in recent days. He was said to have said, among other things, that he had the promise of a second cockpit for Red Bull for 2025, but he wasn’t surprised in the end, since Red Bull 2021 also stole Lewis Hamilton’s eighth world title.
De Vries’ future remains open
De Vries called it an “interesting article”, but denied making the statements: “To be clear, I haven’t spoken to any media and I’m going to enjoy some time alone first.”
It is currently unclear what will happen next for the 28-year-old. His Formula 1 career appears to be over for the time being after eleven races.
His best top class finish was ninth at the 2022 Monza race for Williams. In his ten Grand Prix races with AlphaTauri, he never finished 12th at Monaco.
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