The Aston Martin Formula 1 team has confirmed that Nyck de Vries will drive the AMR22 during this weekend’s opening practice session in Italy.
The Dutchman will replace Sebastian Vettel for the outing around the Monza circuit.
It marks the third FP1 session that de Vries will take part in this season, after driving for Williams and Mercedes earlier in the year.
“I am really looking forward to driving for AMF1, particularly at such a legendary circuit as Monza,” de Vries said.
“It will be my third FP1 session of the season, and in the third different Formula 1 chassis, and these opportunities have given me a fantastic insight into how Formula One cars and teams function and operate.
“I hope I can bring a fresh perspective to the AMF1 team and can undertake a run-programme that proves beneficial to us both.”
De Vries is contracted to Mercedes as a reserve driver, with Aston Martin running the Silverstone-based squad’s Power Unit.
The 27-year-old is being linked to a full-time F1 drive for the 2023 season, potentially replacing Nicholas Latifi at Williams.
After winning the 2019 Formula 2 Championship, de Vries switched his focus to Formula E with Mercedes, winning the title in the 2020-21 season.
“We are delighted to welcome Nyck to our team, and we look forward to working with him at Monza,” said Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack.
“I have watched Nyck’s career with great interest – he drove brilliantly to win the Formula 2 title in 2019 and underlined his class by winning the Formula E World Championship in 2020/2021, so we are looking forward to gaining his perspectives and insights about our car.
“His achievements show that he clearly deserves a shot at Formula 1 – and, hopefully, this opportunity to get behind the wheel of the AMR22 will allow him to showcase his abilities to the wider world.”
Aston Martin is yet to confirm who will fulfil the other FP1 slot later this year, as all teams are now mandated to give two practice outings per season to rookies.