In the wake of his F1 debut at Monza the Dutchman has potential opportunities with Alpine and Williams as well as the chance to join the Red Bull camp, but he insists that he is not in a position to choose where he goes.
If he does join AlphaTauri then Pierre Gasly will be released to go to Alpine. If Gasly stays put then De Vries is high on Alpine’s list of possible replacements for Fernando Alonso.
The situation is complicated by Alpine’s planned test with its 2021 car in Budapest next week, with Antonio Giovinazzi running on Tuesday, De Vries on Wednesday, and Jack Doohan on Thursday. The team says it is in no hurry to make a decision.
De Vries remains at the frame at Williams, where there is also momentum behind Logan Sargeant. However the American has to wait for the Abu Dhabi Formula 2 finale for confirmation that he has qualified for a superlicence.
De Vries insisted that it’s not a matter of him being able to decide where he goes.
"I don't quite know if I am in such a luxury situation that I can choose," he said on the Dutch TV show Humberto op Zaterdag.
"Largely, that is beyond my control. I have been in talks with Williams for a long time, and I was also able to make my debut there last weekend.
“That would be a logical step. Alpine I have been in contact with since July, and I will test for them in Budapest next week. I will fly there on Monday.
Fernando Alonso, Alpine A522, Nyck de Vries, Williams FW44, Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42
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