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SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

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."