De Vries confirms talks with Marko but says his future is out of his control.

Nyck De Vries is currently undecided on where he will compete next season despite having the option to join Alpine and Williams, as well as the possibility of joining Red Bull’s programme.

The Dutchman has revealed there are several opportunities available to him but insists that he does not have control over where he goes.

Fernando Alonso is expected to leave Alpine next season, with De Vries among the possible candidates. If Pierre Gasly remains at AlphaTauri, then De Vries is on Alpine’s list of potential replacements for Pierre Gasly.

Alpine’s planned to test in Budapest next week, in which Antonio Giovinazzi, Jack Doohan, Colton Herta and De Vries are expected to participate, makes the situation more complicated.

Williams is still in the frame for Logan Sargeant, but he will have to wait until the Abu Dhabi Formula 2 finale to find out if he has secured a super license. The American, who currently sits fourth in the championship, is still in the running.

De Vries has explained that it is not up to him where he goes, on the Dutch TV show Humberto op Zaterdag, he said: “I don’t quite know if I am in such a luxury situation that I can choose.”

“Largely, that is beyond my control. I have been in talks with Williams for a long time, and I was also able to make my debut there last weekend.

“That would be a logical step. Alpine I have been in contact with since July, and I will test for them in Budapest next week. I will fly there on Monday.

“And as the media had noticed yesterday, I went to Austria to meet Helmut Marko. Those are the facts.”

The 27-year-old further explained he would be happy with any options currently on the table.

“Wherever I can get a permanent seat, I would be very happy with that. We have to see how it will develop in the coming days and weeks. As I said, it is not entirely in my control.

“In this world, not everything is about performance, but there is momentum now. That makes a difference, but it does not guarantee a seat. We are not that far yet.”