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McLaren preparing De Vries as possible Norris replacement

Nyck de Vries is on standby for a potential F1 appearance if Lando Norris cannot recover in time for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Nyck de Vries will be the driver on standby to compete for McLaren should Lando Norris be unable to race at the Brazilian Grand Prix, McLaren has confirmed to RacingNews365.com . The Dutch driver is in Brazil and will be McLaren's go-to driver if Norris does not make a quick recovery from food poisoning . De Vries made his Formula 1 debut earlier this year with the Williams team, substituting at late notice for Alex Albon, and went on to score points. Any McLaren outing would be the fifth team de Vries has driven for in 2022. On top of his Williams appearance, he participated in free practice outings for Mercedes and Aston Martin, and also trialled an older Alpine car earlier in the year. His impressive performances have resulted in a drive with the AlphaTauri team in 2023, partnering Yuki Tsunoda.

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