Dutch racing driver Nyck de Vries has said that he holds 'no grudge' against Daniel Ricciardo, or Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko, despite being replaced just 10 races into his debut season in Formula 1.
De Vries was dropped from the AlphaTauri team after the British Grand Prix back in July, following a series of poor performances and costly mistakes.
“I didn't understand a lot and tried to distance myself from it as much as possible,” De Vries told De Telegraaf.
“But at the same time I cannot say that the decision came as a total surprise. I'm not naive. Whether it is fair or just is actually completely irrelevant to me. I also have no grudge against Helmut Marko or Daniel Ricciardo or his temporary replacement Liam Lawson. That's part of the business. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have been given.”
“I don't look at it that way. I'm a perfectionist, so there are always situations and moments where I think afterwards: I could have done that better. Ultimately, I don't think I was quite in the right place there at that moment. It just didn't work.
"Formula 1 is something I have dreamed of for so long and then it ends so quickly. That's a huge disappointment. But it's part of life and also a bit of sport. That may sound very rational, but that's really how I feel. I embrace the things that have now come my way again.”
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