Nyck de Vries escaped the €250,000 legal ordeal. It was when Dutch courts found the F1 driver’s favour in the case brought by Jeroen Schothorst (Investrand).
One of Nyck de Vries’s investors, Schothorst, filed a lawsuit against the now AlphaTauri driver in 2018 for disobeying the conditions of a loan arrangement.
In 2018, Nyck de Vries borrowed €250,000 from Schorthorst’s investing firm. De Vries was sued by the investment business for breaching the terms of the contract.
But the court has decided the issue in favour of the F1 AlphaTauri driver, according to Erik van Haren of the De Telegraaf. Tweeted Van Haren:
“The summary hearing between Jeroen Schothorst (Investrand) and Nyck de Vries was unsuccessful. De Vries is not required to provide a summary of all of his recent earnings and commitments. There were summary hearings on it, and there will be more processes regarding the dispute’s merits.”
As he gets ready for the 2023 season, Nyck De Vries was glad to add that in the past “I have always given Investrand all information to which he was entitled under the loan agreement, as well as fulfilled all my commitments to him under the loan agreement.”
“Therefore, it was in keeping with my expectations that the court would find in my favour. I’m hoping the wind will stop now so I can concentrate on getting ready for the Formula 1 season.”
The road to the F1 for Nyck de Vries has not been simple
The Dutch driver’s path to the F1 has not been straightforward. Despite taking home the F2 championship in 2019, the driver was denied a spot on the starting lineup. De Vries stated in an interview with the Day1 YouTube channel:
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“It’s somewhat of a rejection that when I won Formula 2 (in 2019), there was no room for me in Formula 1. We were really close in 2021 when I won the Formula E championship, but ultimately it didn’t work out.”
“There were maybe two or three times last season when there was genuine discussion about my future, and every time there had to be a response, (it was no) because I had other duties outside of F1,” he said.
This season, Nyck de Vries will collaborate with Yuki Tsunoda. If the Dutch driver is given a promotion to the Red Bull squad in the future, he will be closely watched.