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Former backer says ‘no one' wanted to fund de Vries

Jan.20 The man suing Formula 1 rookie Nyck de Vries over a contract dispute says he continues to support Alpha Tauri's new driver. Dutch real estate mogul Jeroen Schothorst alleges the 27-year-old driver breached a deal they made in 2018 involving EUR 250,000 in backing for a Formula 2 seat. According to the complaint, part of the deal would have seen Schothorst's investment company taking half of de Vries' F1 earnings – but only if he secured a race seat by 2022. But despite the conflict, Schothorst says he continues to cheer for his fellow Dutchman. 'I think it's fantastic that Nyck has become a successful F1 driver and that two Dutchmen will be at the start of the Zandvoort race...
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