Despite Colton Herta’s potential move to Alpha Tauri breaking down, Pierre Gasly could still be off to Alpine. It is now being reported that Nyck de Vries is waiting in the wings to replace the Fre- nchman at Alpha Tauri.
Red Bull have appeared to accepted IndyCar driver Herta will not be granted an FIA Super Licence to make the switch to Formula 1, so the deal appears to be off the cards.
It had originally been claimed that Herta’s availability for Alpha Tauri was a condition upon which Gasly would be released from the final year of his contract in order to join Alpine following Alonso’s departure to Aston Martin for 2023.
However, it looks like RB still may let Gasly go, with De Vries said to now be first in line to replace hima t the sister team.
De Vries has long been linked with an F1 race seat but in recent times more so at Williams – with whom he made his debut at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix when deputising for the unwell Alex Albon and impressed greatly by finishing P9.
It appears that the performance caught the eye of Red Bull adviser, Helmut Marko who has since met up with the 27 year old in Graz, Austria.