Nyck de Vries' manager has dismissed the veracity of a series of comments purporting to be from the Dutch driver, adding that the de Vries camp is considering legal action against those who posted the accusations.
De Vries has not commented publicly since being fired from AlphaTauri last week. However, recent posts on Twitter suggested that the Dutchman had claimed he had been promised a seat at Red Bull for 2025, as well as suggesting that Lewis Hamilton had been robbed of the 2021 World Championship.
However, de Vries' manager, Guillaume Le Goff, denied that his client had issued such statements, and threatened the possibility of legal action against the individuals who had posted such rumours.
"Nyck has not spoken to anyone since the news about his AlphaTauri seat. The news is fake and defamatory," Le Goff told F1 Insider, adding that de Vries would issue his first public statement since leaving AlphaTauri later this week.
"In the course of the week there will be an official statement from Nyck. Until then, we still have a few things to arrange," added Le Goff.
The day after his dismissal, de Vries was spotted in conversation with Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff at a Monaco cafe. The Dutchman was also seen on Tuesday swimming off the Cote d'Azur with Max Verstappen and Lando Norris, as seen in the below photograph (de Vries is second from the left).