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Belgian
26 March 1992 (28)
Renato Pirocchi (26 March 1933)
Lella Lombardi (26 March 1941)
Didier Pironi (26 March 1952)
Elio de Angelis (26 March 1958)
Martin Donnelly (26 March 1964)

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7th (2017 Malaysian Grand Prix)
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2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

about Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoffel Vandoorne (born 26 March 1992) is a professional racing driver from Belgium, currently competing in Formula One. Vandoorne is contracted to a full-time 2017 McLaren race seat, replacing the outgoing Jenson Button.. Vandoorne is currently residing in both Monte-Carlo (Monaco) and Roeselare (Belgium).


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seasons

2016, 2017, 2018,

finishing positions

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wins

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teams & teammates

season teammate
2016 Fernando Alonso
Jenson Button
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2017 Fernando Alonso
Jenson Button
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2018 Fernando Alonso
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Vandoorne moved to Mercedes at the end of a two-year F1 race stint with McLaren to head up the German manufacturer's new Formula E outfit. <br>The Belgian took his maiden pole and win in last week's Berlin season finale and secured second place in the championship, and will now switch focus to his role as Mercedes’ F1 simulator and reserve driver.<br>As it stands, Vandoorne will be on ...

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McLaren doesn't have a formally-appointed reserve within its team to support full-time drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz, instead holding an agreement to share Mercedes’ back-ups if required.<br>But the team was forced to call on ex-Force India driver and current Sky Sports TV pundit Paul di Resta to be its standby driver for last weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.<br>This is because ...

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Vandoorne, who drives for the German manufacturer's factory team in FE, has been out of F1 since losing his McLaren drive to Lando Norris at the end of 2018.<br>He slots into Mercedes' F1 structure alongside fellow former grand prix full-timer Esteban Gutierrez, with the manufacturer confirming the two will "share reserve driver duties on race weekends".<br>Mercedes had Esteban Ocon as its ...

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Vandoorne joined Mercedes following an FE season racing with HWA that came after two disappointing seasons driving for McLaren in F1, while de Vries currently leads the 2019 Formula 2 standings and was a McLaren junior from 2010 until the end of 2018.<br>Mercedes is the only manufacturer with programmes in both FE and F1 and Vandoorne and de Vries are both employed to conduct simulator work for ...

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Although both drivers endured frustrations with McLaren's lack of competitiveness over recent years, Seidl thinks that the job they did in steering the team down the right development path has been hugely important.<br>But even Seidl said that he could never have expected McLaren to have made as swift progress as it has, with the Woking-based outfit tightening its grip as the 'best of the rest' ...

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After graduating to F1 as a GP2 champion and Formula Renault 3.5 runner-up, Vandoorne failed to make an impact over two seasons with poor machinery, and was outqualified by teammate Fernando Alonso at every race in 2018.<br>He has since switched to FE with the new HWA team.<br>Asked if he felt he was disadvantaged being two-time world champion Alonso’s teammate in F1, Vandoorne told ...

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Vandoorne joined McLaren at the beginning of 2017 as a replacement for Jenson Button, following an impressive junior single-seater career in which he dominated the 2015 GP2 championship and then finished fourth in Super Formula. Since joining the F1 grid and amid troubles for McLaren, Vandoorne has struggled to make a similar impact and will be replaced at the Woking outfit in 2019 by rookie ...

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Vandoorne qualified 18th for his final F1 race before he joins the HWA squad in Formula E, a result that means he has been outqualified at every race in 2018 by McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso. The 26-year-old described his final F1 qualifying of the year as "great" before expressing his relief at getting to the end of the campaign. "[I'm] quite relieved, to be honest, we've not been in ...

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The arrangement has come on the back of the Belgian's HWA Formula E deal for the upcoming season five of the category. In season six Mercedes will take over the HWA entry. Vandoorne is set to share simulator duties with Esteban Ocon, who will also be reserve driver with Mercedes. "I'll be doing the simulator work in the F1 team for them, with Mercedes," Vandoorne said. "That's an ...

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The pair were also given five-second time penalties. Alonso's was awarded during the race, and demoted him from 16th to 17th. Vandoorne's penalty was only decided after a post-race hearing in which an incident where he blocked eighth-place finisher Romain Grosjean's Haas while battling with Lance Stroll was discussed. The penalty will drop Vandoorne from 14th to 15th, elevating Esteban ...

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The Belgian has endured some torrid times in recent months and is switching to Formula E after finding himself without a drive at the end of this season. Read Also: Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings But a strong performance in Mexico, where he was able to do a 57-lap stint on supersofts without mistakes, helped deliver his first points since the Azerbaijan Grand ...

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Vandoorne will leave the McLaren team after two years, with the Woking-based outfit opting for an all-new line-up of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris. Faced with a likely F1 exit, after admitting in Singapore that his hopes of a 2019 seat were "very slim", the Belgian has been exploring opportunities outside the grand prix racing paddock. And when asked by Motorsport.com ahead of the Russian ... ...

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Vandoorne has a sparkling junior single-seater CV, having won the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2012, then finished second in Formula Renault 3.5 and GP2 in 2013 and '14 respectively. He won the 2015 GP2 title before a spell in Super Formula the following year, and began his first full Formula 1 season with McLaren in 2017. But two lacklustre seasons where Vandoorne has struggled to impress as ... ...

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Like Vandoorne, Magnussen is a product of McLaren’s young driver programme. He was let go at the end of 2015, after just one complete season as part of its F1 line-up. Magnussen rebuilt his career by moving first to Renault, then to Haas, where he has thrived in a less pressured and politically charged atmosphere. “I feel a lot of support still from people high up in the Formula 1 ... ...

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The Belgian is battling to save his F1 career after McLaren elected to not keep him on for 2019, but there appear to be very few options left on the grid. Despite the situation he finds himself in, and another difficult qualifying session in Singapore where he ended up 18th, Vandoorne said that he was far from downbeat about things. "I'm really trying to enjoy the last races with McLaren," ... ...

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McLaren announced Lando Norris will take Vandoorne’s place at the team alongside new signing Carlos Sainz next year the day after the Italian Grand Prix. Vandoorne is still chasing an F1 race drive, but is also looking at alternatives given the diminishing number of seats available for 2019  McLaren team boss Zak Brown has suggested Toro Rosso should sign Vandoorne, while the Belgian has ... ...

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Vandoorne will lose his McLaren seat in 2019 to rookie Lando Norris, on the heels of two seasons in which the Belgian has struggled to match the performances of his two-time world champion teammate Fernando Alonso. His struggles have been in sharp contrast to his glowing junior single-seater CV and his impressive F1 debut as stand-in for Alonso in Bahrain two years ago. Speaking to media ... ...

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Following the announcement that the Belgian will make way for Lando Norris in the McLaren line-up next year, Vandoorne is a free agent – but his options of staying in grand prix racing appear limited. Brown believes Vandoorne would be a natural fit at Toro Rosso, which will lose its top performer Pierre Gasly to the main Red Bull team and is not committed to retaining Brendon Hartley. The ... ...

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The Formula 2 front runner has impressed the team with his recent runs in free practice sessions and has won the battle to become Carlos Sainz’s teammate. The announcement about his plans comes shortly after McLaren revealed that it is not retaining Stoffel Vandoorne for 2019. Norris has been part of the McLaren young driver programme since 2017, having won a host of junior categories in ... ...

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Vandoorne has endured a difficult second season paired alongside Fernando Alonso, and McLaren has now decided to part ways with the Belgian after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. “We’re immensely thankful for Stoffel’s dedication, hard work and commitment during his time at McLaren,” said McLaren CEO Zak Brown. “He’s a talented racing driver with an incredible list of accolades in his ... ...

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The Belgian is fighting to keep his place at the Woking-based team alongside new recruit Carlos Sainz, but Sauber was viewed as an obvious potential alternative should he lose his McLaren drive. Vandoorne won the GP2 title for the Vasseur-founded ART team in 2015 and, along with Robert Kubica, is managed by Alessandro Alunni Bravi, who is also a director of the company that is behind the Swiss ... ...

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Vandoorne was last of the 15 finishers at Spa, having qualified slowest as both he and teammate Fernando Alonso lacked pace from the opening practice session. McLaren’s slump means it has scored points in three of the last eight races, which has dropped it away from the Renault/Haas fight for fourth in constructors’ championship and closer to Toro Rosso and the Honda engine McLaren ditched ... ...

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Vandoorne came across Bottas at the top of the hill after Eau Rouge, and opted to pass on the left just as the Mercedes driver moved in that direction. The Belgian put all four wheels on the grass before spinning over to the right, where he just clipped the barrier. Bottas had just been passed by Vandoorne's teammate Fernando Alonso, and the two McLaren drivers were practising slipstreaming ... ...

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With McLaren assessing its options for Carlos Sainz's teammate after Fernando Alonso's exit next year, its reserve driver Norris made his grand prix weekend debut in Friday morning practice in Belgium. That put him out on track at the same time as under-pressure McLaren incumbent Vandoorne, as Norris was given Alonso's car. Vandoorne was last in the session, two places and 0.086 seconds ... ...

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Vandoorne is fighting to remain at McLaren in 2019 as it evaluates its reserve driver Lando Norris to partner the already-confirmed Carlos Sainz in the team, with Fernando Alonso leaving F1. Mercedes junior Esteban Ocon has also been linked to the second McLaren seat, with rumour in the Belgian Grand Prix paddock suggesting a driver merry-go-round could be triggered as early as next week’s ... ...

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