Nyck de Vries has reported after the first day of FIA Formula 2 testing at Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya, which his main focus this year will be in the series and not in his job of McLaren junior role.

Joining FIA Formula 2 as a rookie means a lot of job if you have in account that you are a junior driver of a Formula 1 team and this means a lot of simulator work, a think that Stoffel Vandoorne did in the past and now Nyck De Vries has to repeat it but, for the Dutchman, this will be not mandatory.

I’m going to have a busy year! But that’s great. It’s exactly what Stoffel did in 2014 and 2015. He raced very successfully in GP2 in those two years, while also doing a lot of sim work for McLaren.

Obviously, my Formula 2 racing will be my prime focus –the McLaren guys understand that and in fact encourage that periodization.

But, even so, I’m going to be very involved in McLaren’s sim program and I’m glad about that because I really enjoy it.

I Work really hard at my McLaren sim work, because it’s important to the McLaren car’s development and because I rate McLaren’s sim team very highly.

It’s also very good for me from a learning perspective.”