Posted on January 23, 2014

Following a successful year in the McLaren Young Driver Programme, Stoffel Vandoorne has been promoted to the role of reserve driver for the Woking squad, it has been announced today. As part of the move, twenty-one year old Vandoorne will also graduate to GP2, racing for ART GP, the path the team used with Lewis Hamilton in 2006, meaning that he will be developing his skills whilst always on call for McLaren. The young Belgian has had an impressive career thus far, winning the European Formula Renault Championship in 2012 before ending as runner-up to Kevin Magnussen in last year’s More…

Posted on February 20, 2013

McLaren have signed 2012 EuroCup Formula Renault 2.0 champion Stoffel Vandoorne to their Young Driver Programme. The 20-year-old, who scored four race wins and 11 podiums last season, has graduated to the Formula Renault 3.5 series this year and will compete for Fortec Motorsports. The Belgian joins fellow Formula Renault 3.5 driver Kevin Magnussen, son of former McLaren race driver Jan Magnussen, and EuroCup driver Nyck de Vries on the programme. The initiative is designed to build on the young drivers’ racing performances as they climb the motorsport ladder as well as providing guidance in the off-track skills demanded of More…

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