Mercedes’ Formula E drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries will continue to share duties as reserve driver for its Formula 1 team.
Vandoorne spent two years competing in Formula 1 for McLaren, in 2017/18, and has since been affiliated with Mercedes.
De Vries, the reigning Formula E champion, has been linked with the manufacturer since claiming the 2019 Formula 2 title.
De Vries was briefly linked to a Formula 1 seat during the 2021 silly season, and was under consideration at Williams, but ultimately missed out.
De Vries and Vandoorne continue to form Mercedes’ Formula E pairing – with de Vries winning the opening 2022 race in Saudi Arabia – and will provide back-up to Mercedes’ Formula 1 team.
Each Formula 1 team must run a young driver (classified as a driver with fewer than two race starts) during two practice sessions in 2022 – a role de Vries would fit as he, unlike Vandoorne, has not started a grand prix.
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