Nick de Vries (Williams): Banned from entering England / Formula 1

At the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, 27-year-old Nick de Vries made his first-class Formula 1 debut: a wonderful ninth place within the Williams. Things did not go properly when he tried to get into England.

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Two thrilling headlines from Monza: World champion Max Verstappen’s fifth straight victory and his Dutch compatriot Nick de Vries’ spectacular Grand Prix debut.

The world karting champion and 2019 Formula 2 champion instantly claimed championship factors within the GP basic, ending ninth in Williams’ service instead of Alex Albon (appendectomy). At Monza, De Vries turned the seventeenth Dutchman to participate in a Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix. He turned the sixth driver to attain factors for his nation, after Count Karel de Beaufort and Le Mans winner Gijs van Lennep, Jos. Verstappen, Christian Albers and World Champion Max Verstappen.

At 1.67m, De Vries has obtained plenty of reward, and rightly so: no GP rookie has executed higher than Nick de Vries since Brazilian Felipe Nasr completed fifth with Sauber in Australia in 2015! Carlos Sainz and Yuki Tsunoda completed ninth of their first Grand Prix, as did Vries. Thus, Nick de Vries made a greater debut than celebrity Max Verstappen, who failed to complete his first Grand Prix in Melbourne in 2015, however later scored factors in his second outing in Malaysia (seventh place).

Before De Vries, solely 19 drivers had scored factors within the first race in 25 years. With this unimaginable efficiency, de Vries was talked about by nearly each crew that also had a sales space. With Williams confirming that Nicolas Latifi is not going to be supplied a brand new contract, there are many indicators that crew boss Jost Capito has religion in Dutchman de Vries.

Alex Albon is recovering from surgical procedure however the Londoner shouldn’t be completely certain he’ll be capable of drive in Singapore. That’s why de Vries wished to fly to England for Williams to coach on the road circuit simulator. But it was not sufficient.

De Vries stated on his social media: “My flight to London on 7.10 was denied boarding! After Brexit, the European Identity Card is not a sound journey doc. My passport is at present on the Japanese Embassy – for a visa associated to Suzuka. My second passport has expired. That’s how the England journey blew up. It’s early from dwelling and in the beginning of trip.”

Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 h.
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3,405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5,061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5,380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6,091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6,207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), AlfaTauri, +6,396
09. Nick de Vries (NL), Williams, +7,122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7,910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8.323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
Out
Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, engine failure
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, lack of water, engine overheating
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, power restoration

Championship standing (after 16 out of twenty-two races)

driver
01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04. Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06. Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta is 46 years outdated
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Album 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02. Ferrari 406
03. Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6

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