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Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoffel Vandoorne, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 25th June 2016. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2016.

Stoffel Vandoorne, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 25th June 2016. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2016.

Born:

26 Mar 1992
Kortrijk

Nationality:

Belgium

Grands Prix:

39 (2016-2018)

Highly rated driver, the 2015 GP2 Champion, who got his chance in Formula 1 in 2016 after an injury to Fernando Alonso. Vandoorne has a number of titles other than GP2 - a number of them were in karting, but he has also won the 2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6 title and the 2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship. Since 2013, Vandoorne has been on McLaren's young driver programme. Vandoorne also raced in the Super Formula series whilst waiting for a permanent Grand Prix drive, which came with McLaren in 2017. He remained there in 2018, but the year was a struggle and he moved to Formula E for 2019 in an attempt to restart his career. He will also work for Mercedes F1 as a development driver and is also in the World Endurance Championship.

Biography last updated 19 Apr 2019