McLaren chance matter of time says de Vries

Sep.18 (GMM) Nyck de Vries thinks it is only "a matter of time" before he gets his own chance at a career in formula one with McLaren.

The 21-year-old Dutchman, part of McLaren's development programme, said recently that he hopes Stoffel Vandoorne's promotion means he now moves up a rung on the ladder.

De Vries has now told the Dutch publication Helden: "At the moment there are no seats free.

"Next year Stoffel Vandoorne makes his debut so I have to wait for my chance, but it's a matter of time I think," said the GP3 frontrunner.

"If I keep performing well, my chance will come. (Fernando) Alonso's contract expires late next year -- perhaps there is space, we'll see."


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