Now, it has been suggested that De Vries will head back to familiar ground with Toyota.
He had originally been signed on with the team to race its #7 GR010 Hybrid in the Le Mans Hypercar this year, but a clause in his contract allowed him to jump ship for a seat in F1.
When De Vries moved to the World Championship, Jose Maria Lopez signed a contract extension to continue with the team. It is expected that De Vries will now replace him, as had been arranged originally.
However, team director Rob Leupen has not confirmed the move – if anything, he made it sound unlikely.
Earlier this month, he said: “I’m always in contact with Nyck because we are both Dutch! I think Nyck has a lot of opportunities, he has also done some good testing for us [in the past].
“We are also in a good situation with our [current] driver line-up. I think our current driver line-up is superb. From that point of view, I would say there is no issue.”
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