Nyck de Vries' recent upturn in form 'buys him some time' with Red Bull

Nyck de Vries’ recent upturn in form ‘buys him some time’ with Red Bull

Nyck de Vries finds himself under immense pressure following a lackluster start to the 2023 Formula 1 season, which has raised doubts about his long-term future in the sport. The situation has become more than mere speculation, as Helmut Marko directly addressed the rumors of a potential exit for de Vries.

As a senior advisor at Red Bull, Marko dismissed suggestions that Daniel Ricciardo was being considered as a replacement. Instead, he hinted that if Red Bull were to make a change, they would likely turn to one of their junior drivers. However, Marko did issue an ultimatum to de Vries, stating that the Dutch driver needed to show significant improvement by the end of the Spanish Grand Prix or face being replaced.