Nyck de Vries has returned to the Toyota GAZOO Racing team after gaining a World Endurance Championship drive in the
Former test and reserve driver for Toyota, Nyck de Vries, will replace Jose Maria Lopez in the #7 driver line-up, alongside Mike Conway and Team Principal Kamui Kobayashi. De Vries recently won the 2022 FIA Formula E World Championship for Mercedes-Benz and has competed in three WEC seasons in LMP2 machinery, with his most recent entry being at the 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours. Before his Formula E success, de Vries had a short stint in Formula 1 with Alpha Tauri. De Vries expressed excitement about returning to endurance racing and thanked Toyota GAZOO Racing for their support and faith in him. Kobayashi also expressed his excitement about welcoming de Vries back to the team, praising his speed and consistency. De Vries will make his Hypercar campaign debut on March 2, 2023, in Qatar.