Nyck de Vries has lost his AlphaTauri Formula 1 seat with immediate effect, multiple sources have confirmed to RacingNews365.
After weeks of mounting speculation about his future after a poor start to the season, sources with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed that de Vries would be out of AlphaTauri for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Red Bull Motorsport Advisor Helmut Marko had called for de Vries to improve his performances over recent weeks, but the 2019 F2 champion only has a best finish of 12th to his name - in the Monaco Grand Prix.
Having grown frustrated at de Vries' inability to turn the performances around, Marko has pulled the plug and decided to relieve the former Mercedes reserve driver of his driving duties.
There is no word yet as to who will replace de Vries alongside Yuki Tsunoda - although Daniel Ricciardo has been heavily linked with a return to the grid - and is completing a tyre test for Pirelli at Silverstone at the wheel of the Red Bull RB19 on Tuesday, 11th July.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was officially confirmed by AlphaTauri and Red Bull that Ricciardo would be returning to the team to partner Tsunoda - starting from the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 21st-23rd.