YESTERDAY’S TALEN WSK launched the Driver of the Year award in 2011 and then introduced the Talent Driver in 2013. Besides Enaam Ahmed, who won both prizes for 2014, the history of the two acknowledgments includes four other winners. Let’s remember who they are and see what they are doing today.
NYCK DE VRIES
He was the first ever winner of the Driver of the Year award, back in 2011. That year Nyck won the World Championship for the second time in a row, defending his 2010 title. Born on the 6th of February of 1995, the Dutch talent today races in Formula Renault and belongs to the McLaren Young Driver Programme. Last year he won the F.Renault Eurocup and 2.0 Alps series. In 2015 he will participate to the Formula Renault 3.5 World Series with France’s DAMS team. È stato il primo pilota della storia a vincere il Driver of the Year, correva l’anno 2011 e, riconquistando il titolo mondiale già vinto nel 2010, trionfò. L’olandese, nato il 6 febbraio 1995, oggi corre in Formula Renault e fa parte del McLaren Young Driver Programme. Nel 2014 ha vinto la F. Renault Eurocup e la serie 2.0 Alps. Quest’anno sarà in Formula Renault 3.5 World Series con il team francese DAMS.
Last year the English teen, class of ‘98, graduated as KF European Champion and triumphed in the Super Master Series. Competitive all year, he also debuted in KZ. In short, he had an excellent season; perhaps even better than in 2011, when he received the Driver of the Year award for winning the WSK Master Series and Final Cup in KF3. Will we see him on karts again in 2015? Almost impossible. His future belongs in F3. L’anno scorso l’inglese, classe ‘98, si è laureato Campione Europeo della KF e ha trionfato nella Super Master Series. Molto competivo tutta la stagione, ha anche esordito in KZ. Insomma, un’ottima stagione. Forse ancor meglio del 2011, quando ricevette il Driver of the Year per aver vinto la WSK Master Series e la Final Cup in KF3. Lo rivedremo ancora nel karting nel 2015? Quasi impossibile. Il suo futuro sarà in F3.
CHAMPIONS CUP 2015
Round 1 | KZ2/KF/KFJ/MINI | 1 February 2015 Round 2 | KZ2/KF/KFJ/MINI | 8 February 2015