AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost says he is unsure who will be the team leader in 2023 as Nyck de Vries joins Yuki Tsunoda.
De Vries will make his full-time debut in 2023, replacing the Alpine-bound Pierre Gasly, while Tsunoda will remain at the team for a third season.
While the Japanese driver brings Grand Prix experience, Dutchman de Vries will have a variety of other motorsport success behind him, including titles in Formula 2 and Formula E.
Team boss Tost says he is not sure how the two will match up.
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Tost on de Vries vs Tsunoda
"Yuki has more Formula 1 experience but Nyck is a little bit older, has more race experience," Tost told media, including RacingNews365.com, when asked how they would go against each other.
"Nyck won many races and championships, but I think the most important part is that we provide the drivers with a competitive car.
"And then it's easy for both of them to set up the car and to perform well. Who from these two drivers will be the faster? This we will see. I don't know yet.
"I’m looking forward, because both of the drivers have a lot of potential.
"Both of the drivers are fast. And I think that we should have a successful season."
Tost also revealed the plans for de Vries to integrate into the team.
"He was in Faenza, they made the seat and we always have some chats together," he said.
"It's very interesting, very important to know each other. And I want to integrate him into the team as fast as possible.
"He will do for us the young driver test in Abu Dhabi, where he can become more familiar with the car, with the team.
"Then we will see. We have a good programme for him during the winter months to prepare him in the best possible way for 2023."
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