Nyck De Vries (27) back in NYC for the ABB Formula E NYC E-Prix starting grid currently 11th before the first round.
The Dutchman is young with great success from the start of his career in 2008, we caught a few humbling words from the driver who became the youngest to win the championship Season 7 in Berlin.
Fueler: Nyck, thanks for stopping to chat with us. You’ve had incredible success fairly quickly, with lots of hard work of course. There are many younger drivers that inspire to be like you.
Nyck De Vries: I don’t really see it that way. I don’t see myself… Such person. I mean, I have a lot of passion for what we do, and I’m very aware that we are fortunate to do what we do, but I don’t necessarily feel that I’ve had a lot of success. I mean, we’ve had good times, but you know, there’s always more and there’s always a next, and I think that’s probably part of the mentality and approach to at least got me to this point.
Fueler: Are there some words of wisdom you could share with them on how to reach for those stars and become a better leader?
Nyck De Vries: I personally don’t think there is one way everyone needs to find his or her kind of path to the point they wish to go to. So yeah, just believe in your dreams and goals, and I think find something that you like is the most important and passion is probably key to anything because when things feel like sacrifices, I think you’re probably not in the right place. So yeah. Do what you like and do what you do.
Fueler: A leap of kindness a little bit?
Nyck De Vries: If you conclude it like that, I’d take it. Just be humble and just do what you enjoy, and then things will come, but don’t try and face someone that you think people would expect to be, or want you to be. Just follow your own path of this.
Fueler: Would you say that you look towards tomorrow, or are you live in the moment?
Nyck De Vries: 100 percent moment. I mean, there’s no point to worry about the past and the future because both happen and will happen, and of course there is a level of control and influence, but ultimately you got to trust the fate to do its job and I believe if you do well, it will always come toward you at some point.
Fueler: Thank you Nyck, thanks for your time.
Nyck De Vries: You’re welcome. See you around.