Nyck de Vries has revealed that he will take on a course at Harvard after being axed from a Formula 1 drive last month.
Following the British Grand Prix, de Vries was dropped from the AlphaTauri squad and replaced by F1 veteran Daniel Ricciardo.
De Vries was one of three rookies in the F1 field – alongside Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant – but struggled to get up to speed in the backmarker AlphaTauri car.
However, he wasn’t considered an ordinary rookie in sport, given his vast racing experience which includes championship success in Formula 2 and Formula E.
The Dutchman struggled during the opening 10 races with the team and it wasn’t long before questions arose regarding his future.
With his exit confirmed before the Hungarian Grand Prix, the 27-year-old was asked by RacingNews365 if his exit was hard to take, to which he replied: “Actually not.
“I had a lot of support and it actually went very naturally. I’ve been playing a lot of golf since then.”
De Vries has not yet revealed plans to get back behind the wheel, but instead will enter a course at Harvard to take on a new challenge.
“I’ve never studied before in my life, in fact, I didn’t even finish high school,” he said.
“But in September I’m going to take a course at Harvard. Negotiation and Leadership, a little bit of studying. More because I just like it now that I have some time and the interest to learn other things.”
De Vries is not the first ex-F1 driver to seek an academic experience after departing F1.
Earlier this year, former Williams driver Nicholas Latifi revealed that he is studying for an MBA at the London Business School.