Dutch driver Nyck de Vries is heading to Harvard to study negotiation and leadership after losing his AlphaTauri Formula One seat to Australian Daniel Ricciardo.
The 28-year-old lasted just 10 races, without scoring a point, before being replaced at the Red Bull-owned team in July.
“I’ve never studied before in my life, in fact, I didn’t even finish high school,” he told the www.racingnews365.com website on Friday.
“But in September I’m going to take a course at Harvard. Negotiation and Leadership, a little bit of studying. More because I just like it now that I have some time and the interest to learn other things.”
De Vries was previously a reserve driver for Mercedes, whose team boss Toto Wolff is an executive fellow and guest lecturer at Harvard Business School.
The Austrian has helped teach MBA students a case study led by Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse entitled “Toto Wolff and the Mercedes Formula One Team”.
De Vries is not the only ex-F1 driver to be heading back to school.
Former Williams driver Nicholas Latifi announced last month he was starting an MBA course at the London Business School.
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