Nyck de Vries will compete in his first full season of Formula 1 next year with AlphaTauri, the team has confirmed.
The Dutchman replaces Pierre Gasly at the squad, who has been announced as an Alpine driver for the 2023 campaign.
De Vries made his F1 debut last month at the Italian Grand Prix, stepping in for an unwell Alexander Albon. He scored two championship points, crossing the line in ninth place.
He has had three FP1 outings on top of his race debut this year, coming with Williams, Mercedes and Aston Martin.
The 27-year-old is a champion in Formula 2 and Formula E, and has spent the last handful of seasons working with the Mercedes F1 outfit.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining Scuderia AlphaTauri for 2023” said de Vries.
“I want to thank both Red Bull and the team for giving me the opportunity to drive in F1. After Formula 2, I took a slightly different path with motorsport, but F1 has always been my dream and I’m grateful to be able to fulfil it.
“I’ve had a lot of chances to experience the 2022 car this year and I think that has put me in a great position for the upcoming season, I hope this has helped to prepare me for what is to come.
“Having spent most of my teenage years in Italy for karting, I’ve always felt at home there, so for me it’s great to be joining an Italian team, that already has a real family feel, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and to start to build our relationship before the next season.”
De Vries will partner Yuki Tsunoda at AlphaTauri next year, who has already been confirmed at the squad for a third season.
“We are pleased to start a new chapter with Nyck, who’s very much welcome at Scuderia AlphaTauri,” said AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost.
“He is a very high skilled driver, as he won in all the categories he competed in, with many races and championships under his belt. His last big success was winning the Formula E World Championship, and this is clear evidence that he is a very competitive driver, who deserves a seat in F1.
“I am looking forward to seeing him in our car and I’m confident that with Yuki and Nyck we will have a very strong driver line up for 2023.”