De Vries has had a tough begin to his F1 profession, struggling to match team-mate Yuki Tsunoda in his first 5 F1 races after being signed to switch Pierre Gasly.
The 27-year-old Dutchman has suffered a spate of pricey crashes whereas additionally failing to match the Japanese driver’s tempo each in qualifying and in races.
In Monaco De Vries reached Q2 for the second consecutive time as he reduce the deficit to Tsunoda to lower than two tenths. On Sunday he put in a measured drive to twelfth, re-gaining a spot he misplaced to Valtteri Bottas when Tsunoda’s brake points dropped him all the way down to fifteenth.
It adopted a Miami Grand Prix weekend throughout which De Vries outqualified Tsunoda for the primary time.
Crimson Bull’s Marko stated he was far more happy with how his newest signing carried out on a tough Monaco weekend.
“This was by far his greatest weekend for AlphaTauri,” Marko informed Motorsport.com. “Nyck was a lot nearer to Yuki than earlier than. That is what I wish to see from him.
“Yuki was additionally actually good till the brake issues got here once more. That is one thing that needs to be solved by the group, they’ve brake issues so usually.”
Nonetheless, De Vries is but to get totally on par with Tsunoda, which stays Crimson Bull’s expectation because it hoped his in depth expertise in F2, Components E and sportscars would assist kickstart his studying course of.
“After all we wish to see extra,” he added. “We thought we would herald somebody with some expertise already to problem Yuki. However that didn’t occur but, so that’s an important factor.
Marko refuted rumours that he had set a Spanish Grand Prix deadline for De Vries to indicate marked enchancment earlier than contemplating a alternative reminiscent of Crimson Bull junior Liam Lawson, whose star is rising in Japan’s Tremendous Components.
“There’s by no means a deadline. We simply watch it and take a look at the performances,” he replied when Motorsport.com requested him to deal with the Barcelona rumours.
“When now we have to behave, then we are going to act. In the mean time we don’t do something.”
Earlier than the Monaco weekend De Vries, who has but to attain factors in 2023, stated it was “not a shock” for his seat to return beneath elevated scrutiny.
“It is not a shock to me, it is regular; it is this business,” De Vries stated. “It is all the time been like this in Crimson Bull and in Components 1. I genuinely consider it is no totally different than earlier within the season.
“You have all the time received to carry out, you’ve got all the time received to ship. It has been like that all through my complete profession.
“As a driver, you all the time struggle in your survival, and also you all the time have to ship to proceed your profession forwards efficiently. It is regular. It is the way it’s all the time been.”