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Officially: McLaren also puts 2018 on Stoffel Vandoorne

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 | Sports

23 August 2017 – 12:12
Stoffel Vandoorne does not have to worry about his future: McLaren officially confirms it for the 2018 season – exact contract term unclear

Stoffel Vandoorne will drive his second complete season for McLaren in 2018

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(cafetheology.org) – Stoffel Vandoorne will also be racing in the Formula 1 season 2018 for McLaren. The team officially confirmed this on Wednesday before the Grand Prix of Belgium – Vandoornes Heimrennen. "I am very pleased that the team has now formally announced that I will be racing for them in the next year too. Now I can concentrate completely on my job in the second half of my rookies season," says the GP2 champion of the season 2015. "I've learned so much in the first half of my first Formula One season," reports the 25-year-old, who has already won his first race in the Knights class at McLaren in 2016, when he represents the injured Fernando Alonso in Bahrain could. For the season 2017 he took the master camppit of ex-world champion Jenson Button. "Like all rookies, he had to learn a lot in the first half of his first Formula One season," said Eric Boullier, the racing director. "At the end of 2016, when Stoffel 2017 was a McLaren Honda driver, we indicated our plan "Boullier assures us," We are very confident in him, and he is constantly improving, and his team-mate is a tough rival, but his great talent And his ambitions give us the certainty that he will have a lot of success with us in the future. "McLaren boss Zak Brown added:" Eric's words, I just want to add that I consider Stoffel a supertalent -1-world champion, so I always thought that he should be on a multi-year basis for us. " How exactly this "multi-year basis" looks, one would not however at McLaren betrayed. "We do not want to disclose such confidential details of our contracts," explains Brown.

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Celebrations are part of the program at McLaren: The team from Woking has been able to secure the drivers' world championship in their glorious Formula One history twelve times. Only Ferrari is even more successful with 15 titles in this regard. But who are the seven men who could crown the Formula One World Champion in a McLaren so far?

"But let me say, when we got Stoffel under contract, it was our intention that he would lead us for a considerable number of years, which is still our intention, we all know of Stoffel's potential We'll have a package that's fast enough for Grand Prix victories, and we'll be able to do that, Stoffel will be in the right place to celebrate his first Formula One victory, "Brown says Who will take the second McLaren cockpit in the next year. McLaren would like to keep Fernando Alonso, but the Spaniard already realized that he will only stay in Woking if he can be given a victorious car in 2018. It is also unclear whether it will proceed with Honda's motor partner. Separation is not excluded.



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