AlphaTauri have announced that 2019 FIA Formula 2 Champion Nyck de Vries will be joining the team for 2023, partnering fellow F2 graduate Yuki Tsunoda.

The Dutchman becomes the 12th driver to secure a full-time promotion to Formula 1 in just six seasons.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining Scuderia AlphaTauri for 2023 and I want to thank both Red Bull and the team for giving me the opportunity to drive in F1," de Vries said.

“After Formula 2, I took a slightly different path with motorsport, but F1 has always been my dream and I’m grateful to be able to fulfil it. I’ve had a lot of chances to experience the 2022 car this year and I think that has put me in a great position for the upcoming season, I hope this has helped to prepare me for what is to come.

“Having spent most of my teenage years in Italy for karting, I’ve always felt at home there, so for me it’s great to be joining an Italian team, that already has a real family feel, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and to start to build our relationship before the next season.”

He secured the F2 title in a dominant fashion, bringing home four wins and 12 podiums in 11 rounds for ART Grand Prix.

Since his 2019 success, de Vries has gone on to showcase his skills in endurance racing and last year, he won the Formula E World Champion title - becoming the first Dutch driver to claim that accolade in single-seater racing.

Alongside this, he has served as a Mercedes reserve driver. This led to three FP1 outings this season for the team, Aston Martin and Williams, giving him plenty of mileage in the new generation of Formula 1 machinery.

After Williams' Alex Albon was ruled out of the Italian Grand Prix last month, de Vries was called up as a last-minute replacement behind the wheel of the FW44. In an impressive drive, he secured ninth on his maiden outing, matching the team's best result of the season so far.

AlphaTauri Team Principal Franz Tost added: “Scuderia AlphaTauri had a very successful time with Pierre. We will never forget his fantastic victory in Monza and his podium finishes in Brazil and Azerbaijan. I want to thank Pierre for all the effort he’s put into the team in the last years, and I wish him all the best for his future.

“Now, we are pleased to start a new chapter with Nyck, who’s very much welcome at Scuderia AlphaTauri. He is a very high skilled driver, as he won in all the categories he competed in, with many races and championships under his belt. His last big success was winning the Formula E World Championship, and this is clear evidence that he is a very competitive driver, who deserves a seat in F1.

“I am looking forward to seeing him in our car and I’m confident that with Yuki and Nyck we will have a very strong driver line up for 2023.”