Nyck de Vries reveals he is going to Harvard to study negotiation and leadership after losing his AlphaTauri spot to Daniel Ricciardo
- Nyck de Vries started the season with AlphaTauri but has already been ousted
- He is heading to Harvard to continue his education, at the age of 28
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Dutch racing driver Nyck de Vries is heading to Harvard to study negotiation and leadership after losing his AlphaTauri Formula One seat to Australian Daniel Ricciardo.
The 28-year-old lasted just 10 races, without scoring a point, before being replaced at the Red Bull-owned team in July.
‘I’ve never studied before in my life, in fact, I didn’t even finish high school,’ he told RacingNews365 on Friday.
‘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 was previously a reserve for Mercedes, whose team boss Toto Wolff is an executive fellow and guest lecturer at Harvard Business School.
Nyck de Vries is leaving the world of racing behind to study at Harvard from September
He endured a difficult first half of the season and has been replaced by Daniel Ricciardo
Dutch driver De Vries will study negotiation and leadership at the American university
Ricciardo is a fans’ favorite and has already performed better than De Vries in the AlphaTauri
The Austrian has helped teach MBA students a case study led by Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse entitled ‘Toto Wolff and the Mercedes Formula One Team’.
De Vries is not the only ex-F1 driver to be heading back to school.
Former Williams driver Nicholas Latifi announced last month he was starting an MBA course at the London Business School.