Perhaps the first Dutch motorsport world champion would have been crowned in Berlin. Anyway, getting such a world title didn’t come naturally, he hurried to add. “This is the most competitive racing class ever. Before last weekend, there were eighteen drivers who could win the championship. It was hard to predict.”
The fact that he finished eighth in the last race in Berlin after previous victories in Saudi Arabia and Valencia and his emergence as the overall winner, was enough for him. “In fact, it was the lottery who would win the world title.”
De Vries knew up front that he had a good chance of winning. His honor list this past weekend was already a take-home list. He became the world champion in karting in 2010 and 2011. Two seasons ago, in 2019, he won the Formula 2 battle.
With a seat at Mercedes, he also didn’t have the best equipment in the electric class. At Stoffel Vandoorne he also had a dream mate. “I learn from him constantly, it’s an ongoing process. We have the best relationship in the entire world.” Network. We know each other, respect each other and wish each other well. He definitely helped me win this tournament. From the first race to the last, we did everything in consultation.”
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