Nyck de Vries has asserted that minimising distractions and maintaining the same approach to racing is instrumental to his development in his rookie Formula E campaign.
The 2019 Formula 2 champion joined the all-electric single-seater series for its sixth season of competition, partnering Stoffel Vandoorne at Mercedes EQ – one of two new teams on the present grid.
Holding experience in the championship previously after completing tests with Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, NIO and Envision Virgin Racing, the Dutchman impressed on debut in Diriyah by taking sixth.
In Santiago, the 25-year-old narrowly missed out on the podium, with a post-race penalty for failing to respect the minimum coolant temperature relegating him to fifth.
Showcasing strong speed early in the championship, de Vries has indicated signs of promise and believes that maintaining the same approach to racing is key to his continued learning:
“Several weeks have passed since Santiago, and I am eager to get back in the car in Mexico,” said de Vries.
“Our debut season has been encouraging so far, but we realise that this championship is extremely competitive and that everyone is pretty much on the same level.
“This is especially true in qualifying, where we are obliged to compete in the most difficult groups again.
“At the same time, I’m still a rookie in this series and I’m learning step by step. That’s why it’s important not to be distracted and to set about the race weekend in the same way as we approached the first two of the current season.”