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Stoffel Vandoorne – Fully Charged

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And I hate some in Mclaren to have destroyed it (how much blame Stoffel has or how much fault lies with some in Mclaren, that I can’t assess from here). Sadly it has been a dirty game But I will let it rest, because there is no benefit for anybody to drag it on. The whispers of interest from Toro Rosso and Sauber intensified in recent weeks as it became more and more obvious McLaren boss Zak Brown was set to jettison Vandoorne. It would be good for Belgium to have another F1 driver. And we don’t know what the driver market is going to do in the future. It’s hard to tell. So it’s good to be involved and to be prepared for anything that comes up.”. He added: “It is promising because we know that with the package we have when everything runs more or less smooth I don’t think it’s the quickest that’s for sure. “But it has some pace in there, we can fight for some decent results. “But it’s just a matter of we need clean weekends without problems and that is going to be our target to achieve.”. Again he won the first race of the season and became 2nd in the championship behind Jolyon Palmer. Advertisement For as much as we talk about F1 drivers having an expiration date, that drivers can be “too old” to participate, the sport hangs onto its tried and true field for as long as humanly possible. For the young drivers who do make it onto the grid, well, they’re an unknown factor competing against a field of proven entities.


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He scored more points than Ericsson with a vastly inferior car. I’m still the driver I was before who is able to win races and championships.Subscribe Today Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are.Turn on JavaScript from your settings to fully experience the site. McLaren snatched him up for their junior program as fast as they could—and on his first-ever outing, replacing the injured Fernando Alonso in 2016’s Bahrain event, Vandoorne out-qualified his then-teammate Jenson Button and scored a point by finishing tenth. Rumoured as his replacement is Sainz, who could be out of the door at Renault with Esteban Ocon set to sign for the French team, and Brown confirmed the Spaniard, still part of the Red Bull family, would be high on McLaren’s list. If I put those viewpoints up against what I saw of Vandoorne’s performance against he-who-should-not-be-named, he doesn’t come last. Just to really prove his worth, Vandoorne was also making waves in the Far East. Which drivers do you feel he performed better or worse than. Adam Carroll is a prime example from the last 15 years – an excellent driver, looked good in all the lower formulae, won the British F3 B-class by an absolute mile in an outdated car, could never get the money together even for a full proper F3 season, then pulled off wins at Monaco and Spa in GP2 against better and better funded teams and against better funded drivers. It’s been a similar story with Red Bull’s junior program.


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Stoffel Vandoorne confirms Formula E move in 2019.


Off the top of my head, I can think of good or stand-out drives or moments for all the other drivers on the grid this year. Here are all the interesting stats to come out of a great weekend of racing at Silverstone. These guys are so good to be in F1, none of them should get beaten all the time. Vandoorne smashed his way to the title, ending his time in GP2 with a record number of poles, wins and podiums. With Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso locked into the team’s race seats, though, there was no room for Vandoorne, prompting McLaren to pack him off to Japan for a season in Super Formula with the Honda-backed Docomo Team Dandelion Racing squad in 2016. Vandoorne has also been linked with a move to Formula E, which will begin its fifth season three weeks after the end of F1’s 2018 campaign, though he denied having already tested an FE car.