De Vries in good Nyck in Sochi

Nyck de Vries sealed the FIA Formula 2 title in style at Sochi, the 24-year-old ART driver winning the series' feature race on Saturday from rival Nicholas Latifi.

The Dutchman joins Charles Leclerc and George Russell as a recipient of the F2 crown, but contrary to his distinguished colleagues, de Vries won't be joining them on the F1 grid, at least not next year.

Nyck will spearhead Mercedes' electric charge in Formula E alongside Stoffel Vandoorne in the series' 2018/19 season

"I'm happy that now, and in the upcoming months, I can switch my focus to my new chapter together with Mercedes and make sure I'm best prepared for that because there's not much of a winter break for me this season", said F2's new champ.

Indeed, Nyck will plug in to Formula E on November 22, with the first round of the all-electric championship taking place at Al Diriyah in Saudi Arabia.