Nyck de Vries has revealed he plans to study at Harvard after being dismissed from his AlphaTauri F1 seat earlier this season.
The Dutchman lasted only 10 races with the Faenza-based outfit after a testing opening to the season that left him as one of only two drivers without a top-10 finish, along with Williams rookie Logan Sargeant.
Red Bull's decision to bring back Daniel Ricciardo to the grid left de Vries' F1 hopes tarnished - the F2 and Formula E World Champion having waited until the age of 27 for his breakthrough opportunity.
Speaking to RacingNews365 at the Dutch premiere of the new Gran Turismo film and when asked if his dismissal ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix was tough to take, de Vries replied: "Actually not.
"I had a lot of support and it actually went very naturally. I've been playing a lot of golf since then."
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Whilst there will be no rush to return to racing following the end to his short stint in F1, his experience in Formula E and endurance racing will likely endear de Vries to new projects.
But revealing his next immediate steps, he explained: "I've never studied before in my life, in fact, I didn't even finish high school.
"But in September I'm going to take a course at Harvard. Negotiation and Leadership, a little bit of studying. More because I just like it now that I have some time and the interest to learn other things."