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Another Former F1 Driver Is Heading To Business School—This Time At Harvard

Ex-Formula One driver Nyck de Vries is leaving racing to study at Harvard Business School, following a similar path to fellow former racer Nicholas Latifi

Mon Aug 14 2023

Nyck de Vries, a former Formula 1 driver who was dropped this year by AlphaTauri, is leaving racing behind to study at Harvard Business School, according to reports. 

De Vries, who lost his F1 spot after just 10 races this season, is following in the footsteps of Nicholas Latifi, another former F1 driver who recently announced he was quitting racing to study at London Business School.

The 28-year old Dutchman revealed he had plans to study Negotiation and Leadership at Harvard in an interview with RacingNews365.

He said: "I've never studied before in my life, in fact, I didn't even finish high school. But in September I'm going to take a course at Harvard. Negotiation and Leadership, more because I just like it now that I have some time and the interest to learn other things."

De Vries continues an unlikely link between top-ranked Harvard Business School and the world’s premier motor racing competition. Earlier this year it was revealed that Mercedes F1 team principal, Toto Wolff, will teach a guest lecture at the school. Wolff is also a Harvard Business School executive fellow. 

In the past, Harvard has hosted other public figures including Kim Kardashian and the convicted fraudster Anna Delvey to speak with MBA students.  

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